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.
The renewal of the Violence Against Women Act got caught up earlier this year in a partisan controversy. Republicans objected to provisions that would have expanded the anti-domestic violence protections to tribal land, undocumented... Read Post
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