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That Awful Moment when the House implicitly endorses violence against women

TweetHouse Republicans have stooped low in their all-out war on women by turning an issue that has never been bipartisan–that violence against women is a bad thing–into a partisan one voting 222-206 in support of a ridiculous, callous and watered down version of the Violence Against Women Act. As Vanessa noted Tuesday, it was slated [...]
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House to vote on VAWA reauthorization tomorrow

TweetLast week, the House Judiciary Committee approved their version of the Violence Against Women Act, which compared to current Senate-approved provisions in the bill which would include protections for LGBTQ folks and immigrants, is just not a good look: The House Judiciary Committee last week approved its version of the reauthorization bill, which not only [...]
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Breaking Quick Hit: Senate votes in favor of VAWA reauthorization bill

TweetThe U.S. Senate just voted in favor of the measure reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with a bipartisan vote of 68-31. Sen. Harry Reid has released a statement: “More than a third of women in this country have been victims of violence, sexual assault or stalking by a partner. Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give [...]
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Today: Violence Against Women Act on Senate Floor

TweetIt’s that time again! Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee last month on a party-line vote. The full Senate vote is happening NOW Senate is discussing reauthorization of the act NOW, and you can watch the Senate floor proceedings on the bill S1925 here. At a time when the [...]
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Our boy Biden slams GOP for VAWA opposition

Tweet We are at a ridiculous point in modern political history where Republicans are opposed to anything and everything if a Democrat supports it.  It appears that this even applies to the idea that victims of domestic violence need support. No, seriously – we’ve said here already: the modern GOP is opposed to the re-authorization of the [...]
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