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House GOP lets Violence Against Women Act die.

#1CruithearPosted 1/3/2013 9:37:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite a late-stage intervention by Vice President Joe Biden, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate's 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, an embattled bill that would have extended domestic violence protections to 30 million LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants and Native American women.

"The House leadership would not bring it up, just like they wouldn't bring up funding for Sandy [hurricane damage] last night," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a key backer of the Senate version of the bill, in an interview with HuffPost. "I think they are still so kowtowing to the extreme on the right that they're not even listening to the moderates, and particularly the women, in their caucus who are saying they support this."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/violence-against-women-act-_n_2398553.html

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#2Magus1947Posted 1/3/2013 9:41:37 AM
Republicans always say that not voting for a tax cut is the same thing as voting for a tax hike, which means not voting for this is the same as voting for violence against women.
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#3NoName999Posted 1/3/2013 9:47:39 AM
What war on women?
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#4AceVanquishPosted 1/3/2013 9:48:26 AM
Can someone explain what's so great about the Violence Against Women Act?
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#5Anarchy_JuiblexPosted 1/3/2013 9:51:30 AM
AceVanquish posted...
Can someone explain what's so great about the Violence Against Women Act?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_Against_Women_Act#Programs_and_services

All of that.^
#6AceVanquishPosted 1/3/2013 9:52:52 AM
Can you explain it in your own words? Do you know what it does?
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#7DundiesAwardPosted 1/3/2013 9:57:40 AM
Why is there no Violence Against Men act? It seems to make it seem only women get abused or raped.
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#8YouAreCrumbsPosted 1/3/2013 9:57:50 AM
AceVanquish posted...
Can you explain it in your own words? Do you know what it does?


The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.

These are just facts, it is undeniably a good thing. Why do you want it in his own words?
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#9SparksfanboyPosted 1/3/2013 10:01:24 AM
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#10dirtyarmenianPosted 1/3/2013 10:02:58 AM
Violence against women isn't a big problem, duh.
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