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Addressing VAWA, Sen. Al Franken Breaks Down On Senate Floor

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) broke down in tears today on the floor of the Senate while discussing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Franken, who has been a staunch advocate for domestic violence victims, got emotional discussing women who face homelessness after being abused. “Once a woman becomes homeless, she becomes even [...]
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Despite Their Gripes, GOP Women Vote For VAWA, Too

US Politics / Liberal : The Democratic Daily (2 years ago)

After much delay and debate, the Senate approved a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), legislation more than 15 years old which helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Senate voted 68-31 for the VAW... Read Post

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

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

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 prot... Read Post

Franken Cries During VAWA Speech Recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

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

Click here to view this media In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken reca... Read Post


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