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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily passed its Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill on Tuesday, officially punting the issue to the House, wher...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Rejects GOP Alternative To Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a vote on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill, the Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican alternat...

Jennifer Bendery

Patrick Leahy Ties Violence Against Women Act To Gun Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly every participant in Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence had something to say about universal backgrou...

Jennifer Bendery

Violence Against Women Act, Take Two: Senators Unveil Bill That Ups Pressure On GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act last year, a first since the law's inception in 1994. But Senate Democrats...