Republicans block Violence Against Women Act

Oh dear. The GOP truly hates the women of America! Republicans let the Violence Against Women Act expire today. VAWA has been reauthorized every year since 1994.

Resources for domestic-violence victims will be diminished until the House can rewrite a new law this year. Oh… and Republican leadership also did not do anything for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.



Congress had a lengthy to-do list as the end of the year approached, with a series of measures that needed action before 2013 began. Some of the items passed (a fiscal agreement, a temporary farm bill), while others didn’t (relief funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy).

And then there’s the Violence Against Women Act, which was supposed to be one of the year’s easy ones. It wasn’t.

Back in April, the Senate approved VAWA reauthorization fairly easily, with a 68 to 31 vote. The bill was co-written by a liberal Democrat (Vermont’s Pat Leahy) and a conservative Republican (Idaho’s Mike Crapo), and seemed on track to be reauthorized without much of a fuss, just as it was in 2000 and 2005.

But House Republicans insisted the bill is too supportive of immigrants, the LGBT community, and Native Americans — and they’d rather let the law expire than approve a slightly expanded proposal. Vice President Biden, who helped write the original law, tried to persuade House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to keep the law alive, but the efforts didn’t go anywhere.

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I just love how the "objective" cited source for this is "The Maddow Blog." lol


Typical propagandist BS from Rickey.  The House passed it's own VAWA reauthorization that kept the old bill's  funding, protections and provisions.  The Democrat Senate tried to add new things like giving illegal aliens visas if they claim to have been abused women.  It's the reconciliation between the two versions that never happened before that congressional session ended. 

Blaming the Republican House and pushing the stupid "war on women" claims is misleading at best and nearer an outright lie.

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@drufyre I really did not add anything except state what they did which is to let this bill expire, something that has not happened since 1994. 

The Senate passed their bill with support from Democrats and Republicans.

The House Republicans would rather just let the bill expire (which they did) and not help anyone -- instead of trying to come up with something.

Your blinders are so glued to your eyes, you don't even realize that you are talking about yourself when you write your negative comments here about propaganda.