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BREAKING NEWS: VAWA Passes the Senate

by Emily Roberts | Feb 12, 2013

BREAKING NEWS!! VAWA passes the Senate by a vote of 78-22!



S. 47, VAWA reauthorization, passes the Senate by a vote of 78-22 on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Neither of the Texas Senators voted yes but thankfully, it didn't matter.

Statement from the President on the Senate Passage of VAWA


Office of the Press Secretary
February 12, 2013

Statement from the President on the Senate Passage of the Violence Against Women Act

Today the Senate passed a strong bipartisan bill to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act. This important step shows what we can do when we come together across party lines to take up a just cause. The bill... passed by the Senate will help reduce homicides that occur from domestic violence, improve the criminal justice response to rape and sexual assault, address the high rates of dating violence experienced by young women, and provide justice to the most vulnerable among us. I want to thank Senator Leahy and his colleagues from both sides of the aisle for the leadership they have shown on behalf of victims of abuse. It's now time for the House to follow suit and send this bill to my desk so that I can sign it into law.


We will have our work cut out for us in the House of Representatives. Every one of you who support the reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act will have to call your Representative.

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