Democrats Plan To Bring Debate Over 'War On Women' To The Senate Floor [View all]
By Alexander Bolton - 04/22/12 07:09 AM ET
Senate Democratic leaders plan to bring the debate over the so-called war on women to the Senate floor this week.
Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said the Violence Against Women Act would come up for debate before lawmakers leave Friday for a weeklong recess.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has filed a cloture petition on the legislation so Democrats can take it up immediately after finishing postal reform legislation.
Republicans are expected to vote against the legislation because of provisions extending special visas to illegal immigrants who are the victims of abuse and protecting victims in same-sex relationships.