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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:19 PM

Eight GOP Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act


Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James Risch (R-ID).

VAWA’s reauthorization has been caught up in partisan gridlock over added provisions that would protect undocumented immigrants, as well as LGBT and Native American victims of domestic violence. Congress failed to reauthorize the bill by the end of 2012, and the Senate is now considering the same legislation again, in its new legislative session.

All of the women in the Senate, with the exception of Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), co-sponsored the legislation.

Once Senators consent to take up the measure, it will be voted on in its entirety. It is expected to pass, but will face a tougher battle in the House.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/04/1540321/senators-block-vawa/



NAYs ---8
Cruz (R-TX)
Johanns (R-NE)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)

Not Voting - 6
Begich (D-AK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Moran (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)

Full roll call vote list here: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00012



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:35 PM

1. Ah and the obstruction and the war on women are front and center again.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. Hasn't taken Ted Cruz long to get up to speed, has it?

Sick to death of these assholes.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:54 PM

3. If you're against the Violence Against Women Act. .

Just what is it you are FOR?

(Like Rachel said the other night.)

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