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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...

Jennifer Bendery

2014 Republican Senate Hopefuls Oppose Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats just won themselves some fresh ammunition in the next election cycle: nearly all of the potential 2014 Senate Republica...

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...

Let's Renew VAWA Today

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

With today's vote on VAWA, the House has an opportunity to renew our nation's commitment to do everything we can to protect our sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and grandmothers from violence. I hope we take it.

What's in a Name?

J. Travis Smith | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
J. Travis Smith

Rhetorical manipulation clouds reality. We aren't debating the facts anymore, but how the facts are delivered.

Careful, 'Having It All' Women, Your Privilege Is Showing

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Christine Pelosi

In order to get to that leadership table in Congress or the C suite, women cannot be marginalized, either directly by work policies that exclude their employment or by "having it all" media debates so rarified that they exclude their participation.

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...

This Season's Paul Ryan? Eric Cantor Takes On VAWA

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Eric Cantor is like this season's Paul Ryan: an influential conservative with bad ideas who has thus far escaped public scrutiny. This time around we don't have a Mitt Romney to help raise Cantor's profile, but that's okay.

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...

What CSW and the Academy Awards Have in Common

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Whether you were in the comfort of your own homes last night, or dressed to the nines for one of the entertainment business's most honored traditions, just look around at the women and girls in your midst today, and be grateful they are safe.

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Should Retract Offensive Comments, Native American Group Says | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a prominent tribal organization are demanding that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) retract comments this week that Native Americ...

Katy Hall

Why All Women Need VAWA | Katy Hall | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The version of the Violence Against Women Act that House Republicans unveiled Friday is not the same bill the Senate passed 78 to 22 last week. Gone a...

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House Republicans Unveil VAWA Bill With No LGBT Protections, Modified Tribal Provision | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders quietly unveiled their Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill on Friday, a proposal that differs from ...

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Chuck Grassley On VAWA: Tribal Provision Means 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get A Fair Trial' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) didn't vote for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill when it passed the Senate last week. An...

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House Will Take Up Violence Against Women Act As Soon As Next Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are ready to move forward on legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act as soon as next week, a G...

VAWA's Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing

Christina Villegas | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Christina Villegas

It is unfortunately common for proponents of VAWA to encourage blind support of the law by unjustly maligning the motives of their opponents and promptly dismissing substantive objections.

Major Reform In Handling Of Sexual Violence On The Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2013 | College

Colleges could soon have new national standards for how they handle reported sexual assaults on their campuses, thanks to a provision in the latest re...

GOP Rep: Most Men Can Handle Violence Better Than Most Women

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said he doesn't know if he will vote for a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill the congressman sa...

Friday Talking Points -- Filibusted

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.

Laura Bassett

Sequester Would Have Huge Impact On VAWA, DOJ Says | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

If Congress does not take steps to avert the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect on March 1, domestic violence programs funded by the Vio...

Congress Must Act Immediately to Reauthorize Federal Legislation to Protect All Victims of Violence

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Preventing domestic and sexual violence and protecting victims must be a priority in our cities, in our states, in our country and in all countries. The need is real, and there is no time to waste.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Leaves Door Open To Taking Up Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that GOP leaders are still sorting out how they plan to move forward on Violence Again...

I'm Rising With and For My Daughter on Valentine's Day

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

To my Isabella, as with most three-year-olds, Valentine's Day is innocence and chocolate. But for far too many women and girls in our community and around the world, Valentine's Day innocence is broken.

Senate's Historic Vote on VAWA

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Hopefully, the VAWA amendment and its critical language will help to reshape our conversations of sex trafficking as part of a larger discourse on violence against young women and girls in the U.S.