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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:35 PM

State's delegation on VAWA

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, by a bipartisan 78-22 vote, passed a renewal of the federal Violence Against Women, and sent it to the House where Republican leaders have refused to allow a floor vote on the Senate’s legislation.

A group of 17 Republican House members, including Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash, sent a letter to leaders urging that they stop the stall. Washington’s three other GOP House members — Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers and Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. — did not sign the letter.

McMorris-Rodgers is a high-ranking member of the House Republican leadership.


Such conservative lobbies as FreedomWorks have, however, come out against the legislation, claiming it is unfair to men. They have objected to provisions that would allow non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence on reservations to be tried in tribal courts.


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freshwest Feb 2013 #1

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. I wonder if tribal leaders and the LGBT citizens in WA will contact these three?

In addition to calling to thank those WA lawmakers who did the decent thing.

The voice of residents might get them to start representing WA instead of these out of state gangsters like the Tea Party and Freedom Works, etc.

A long shot, I know, but...

Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers


Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler


Rep. Doc Hastings


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