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Vawa 2013

VAWA and the Rolled-Up Newspaper of Goodness

Melissa L. Tatum | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Melissa L. Tatum

Sexual assault on Native American women should be regarded as more serious than vandalizing cars in Singapore, and it is about time that Congress recognized it as such.

Key Bishops Oppose Violence Against Women Act

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 03.07.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage an...

Obama Signs Violence Against Women Act

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, renewing a measure credited with cur...

VAWA Gives American Indian Tribes Important New Authority

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — American Indian tribes have tried everything from banishment to charging criminal acts as civil offenses to deal with non-Ind...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi On VAWA Fight: 'I Can Never Explain What Republicans Were Thinking' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all her years in Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she'll "never understand" why House Republicans held o...

Biden Praises Delayed Legislation

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is applauding the House vote to renew the Violence Against Women Act. Biden says the legislation is urgently n...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Inclusive Violence Against Women Act, Sends To Obama To Become Law | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Violence Against Women Act is finally heading to the president's desk this week after a dragged-out political fight over expanding p...

Congress Expected To Approve VAWA After Drawn-Out Debate

Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Calling a truce in the partisan battles, Congress appears ready to send to President Barack Obama...

Jennifer Bendery

House GOP Leaders Set To Cave On Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After hanging in limbo for nearly a year and a half, legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act appears on track to hit t...

Jennifer Bendery

Grassroots Groups Hammer House GOP For Weakened Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are lining up a vote on their Violence Against Women Act bill later this week. But before that happens, two gra...