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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:04 AM

In the short term spending bill, Pelosi got the Violence Against Women Act reinstated and extended



Anyone who works with domestic violence shelters has been counting the days since VAWA expired, at the same time the federal money that made their work possible trickled to a stop.

The Violence Against Women Act was extended through Feb. 15 as part of the continuing resolution Friday that reopened the government.

The landmark 1994 law expired in late December after multiple short-term extensions, a blow to lawmakers and activists who have sought a long-term reauthorization.

The government shutdown had also caused a delay in payments to VAWA-funded programs.

VAWA was enacted after Anita Hill’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas over alleged sexual harassment and the 1992 “Year of the Woman,” which brought a record number of women to the House and Senate. It lapsed less than three months after Christine Blasey Ford testified that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school and after another election brought a wave of new female lawmakers to Capitol Hill.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/violence-against-women-act-extended-in-bill-that-reopened-government/2019/01/27/26485bf2-225e-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html

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ehrnst Jan 29 OP
dlk Jan 29 #1
whathehell Jan 29 #2
bitterross Jan 29 #3
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. Brava for Pelosi!

This is why having women in the highest government positions is so important.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:50 AM

2. You go, Madam Speaker!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:03 AM

3. Damn! She is so Awesome.

We're lucky we have a master playing against a person who can't even qualify as an amateur he's so inept.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:18 AM

4. Excellent news!

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