BREAKING: Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act!


(flickr: NCAI)

Congress finally gets their act together on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act!

via ThinkProgress


After nearly a year of partisan infighting on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives and the Senate have finally agreed to send a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to President Obama’s desk.

On Thursday, by a vote of 286 to 138, the House passed the bipartisan Senate-approved version of the bill — one that includes added protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domestic violence. All 138 votes against the bill were Republicans.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.