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Get Ready for the Most Depressing Senate Debate of All Time! [Politics]

This week, the US Senate will begin debating provisions of the Violence Against Women Act that extend protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples, because Republicans are so opposed to extending protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples that they're willing to contest something called the Violence Against Women Act. The debate promises to be extraordinarily depressing, like Issa hearing-level depressing, and so I'd recommend that if you sit at a desk, please equip it with a pillow ASAP, so you don't accidentally concuss yourself when slamming your forehead into your desk during the proceedings.
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Violence Against Women Act Must Protect Native American Women

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Congressional Republicans headed by Eric Cantor are stalling on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate has already passed a bill that increases protection for Native, LGBT and undocumented immigrant women. T... Read Post

GOP Caves, Stops Blocking Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo (2 years ago)

Following a heated debate on the House floor Thursday, lawmakers passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans had held up the law for more than a year over provisions designed to protect undocumented imm... Read Post

House Republicans and mail-order bride company ally to weaken Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

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