“Today, I watched President Obama sign the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act into law, which will help our nation’s domestic violence survivors access the resources they need. I’m proud of our President and our Congress for standing up for women” - Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Today the US Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, helping to provide protection for victims of domestic violence.
Two members who didn’t help protect victims of violence: Rep. Tim Huelskamp and Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas. Just another example of far right GOP legislators putting partisan politics before the people they serve.
»Coburn Amendment which would have limited protections for Native American women under VAWA defeated 31 Yea to 59 Nay
If Republicans are serious about repairing their party’s standing among women, gay and Hispanic voters, they need to adjust some policies and stop sending hostile messages. A good place to start would be for Republicans in the House to stop blocking reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act over provisions deemed too protective of gay and immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Source: The New York Times
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Despite President Obama’s veto threat, Republicans just passed a bill that denies protections for victims of domestic violence if they are legal immigrants, Native Americans, or members of the LGBT community.
Republicans are calling it their “Violence Against Women Act.” The truth is any bill that discriminates against women because of their ethnic background or sexual orientation/identity, is not worthy of being called the Violence Against Women Act.
In what is just the latest in a series of Republican attacks on women, Senate Republicans are trying to eliminate the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). House Republicans already voted against women last month, and now a critical vote will be held in the Senate.
Twice before, VAWA was reauthorized with widespread, bipartisan support from both houses of Congress. But now, Republicans have grown so radical they won’t even commit to protecting women from violence.