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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TRNS News Notes- 10/31

Midterm Madness: Down to the wire
Midterm Madness: Home stretch
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine: Rides bike
“Chicken$hit” still hitting the fan
Suspected cop killer survivalist captured
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Winfield Scott Retires, Five American Nuns Are Killed In Liberia, And Mount Rushmore Is Completed

Plus, President Johnson announces an end to the bombing campaign of North Vietnam, the Lincoln Highway is completed and Nevada becomes the 36th state.

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● IRS adjusts taxes for inflation

● Gerber’s baby food doesn’t prevent allergies

● Charity accused of electioneering

● Coalition seeks restoration of whistleblower rights

● Divestiture ordered for media deal

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The Obamas celebrate Halloween, the UN dispatches its West African envoy to Burkina Faso and San Francisco celebrates its third World Series in five years.

Interview: Racial Inequality “A Major Factor” In South Carolina

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Hagel Denounces Assisting Assad Regime

While immediate U.S. airstrikes in Syria have weakened the Assad regimes’ enemies, Secretary Hagel reaffirmed the Pentagon’s long term battle against the Assad regime