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 VAWA re-authorization. The 31 senators who voted no not only all were Republicans — they also all were men. In the end, all of the female senators — including each of the Republican — ultimately voted in support VAWA.
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
The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization passed through the Senate on Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 78 to 22. Of those opposing the legislation, all 22 were men. Every female Senator supported the bill. VAWA expired during t... Read Post