Senate OKs Violence Against Women Act

The Senate voted Thursday to renew the country's long standing domestic violence program.

The Senate voted Thursday to renew the country’s long-standing domestic violence program.

The 68-31 vote gives a Senate version the green light and will now be sent to the House for approval.

However, House Republicans have been crafting their own version of the bill that omits Senate language extending the authority of the law to gays, lesbians, Native Americans and undocumented immigrant women. The inclusion of this language by the Senate and the move by House GOP’ers to remove it has broiled up controversy over a normally undisputed issue.

Senate Democrats will now likely press the House for action on a bill that garnered bipartisan support in the upper chamber. The House, on the other hand, is not likely to move on the Senate-approved bill until it votes on its own version in the coming weeks.

 

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