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Despite Their Gripes, GOP Women Vote For VAWA, Too

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.
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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

BREAKING: Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, With No Help From 22 Male Senators

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

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

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

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

Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cru... Read Post


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