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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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Sen. Grassley: GOP Will Not Filibuster VAWA

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

The GOP is not going to filibuster the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Roll Call today. “‘We’re not going to extend this debate,’ Grassley said. ‘There won’t be a cloture vote necessary, and they’l... Read Post

Senate Republicans push to weaken Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 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 (2 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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