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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:20 PM

House Republicans Clear Path for Renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from within their own party, House Republican leaders Tuesday night appeared to clear a path for House passage of the Senate’s broadly bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

The House Rules Committee, an arm of leadership, approved a bifurcated process to consider the legislation, which would broaden the landmark 1994 law. The House will vote on a Republican version on Thursday that contains provisions that weaken a Senate version that empowers Native American courts to prosecute non-Indians accused of violence on tribal land. The House version also does not explicitly extend programs to prevent domestic violence and treat its victims to members of same-sex relationships.

If that version fails to win passage, the House will take up the Senate-passed version — at this point the likely outcome. That would ensure a swift White House signing ceremony.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/politics/clearing-a-path-for-renewal-of-violence-against-women-act.html?hp

Only the wretched GOP could be opposed to acting on violence against women.

I cant believe that cant figure out how bad it makes them look...

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Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:28 PM

1. It is easy to understand once you figure out that republicans HATE WOMEN

they make their mothers, wives, sisters, daughters proud

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