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GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its protections for LGBT victims, immigrants and Native Americans. Grassley has now teamed up with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) “offer [...]
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Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

The Senate just passed the third reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Though Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) were attempting to water down the bill through amendments, their plan ultimat... Read Post

Senate Republicans push to weaken Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) What Republican war on women? The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in 2005 by unanimous consent in the Senate and with 415 votes in favor in the House, and signed by George W. ... Read Post

GOP Excludes Protections For LGBT Community In Alternative Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

The Senate began debate on Wednesday to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act, a measure that prevents domestic violence and aids victims of domestic or sexual abuse. Earlier this year, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a... Read Post


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