Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act

Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act


Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act

Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act

The act, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), “creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.”

The act was originally authored by the now-president Joe Biden, but had lapsed two years ago.

Representatives voted 244 to 172 in favour of the bill, largely along party lines, though 29 Republicans joined the Democrats in supporting its passage.

NNEDV, in a press release, said that it “applauds the bill’s lead sponsors, Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and all those who voted for VAWA’s passage.”

Deborah Vagins, president of NNEDV, said it was a vote “to support survivors… that both maintains established protections and resources and expands VAWA to address ongoing gaps in the law”.


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