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Murkowski Puts Pressure On GOP Over Contentious Act

Washington Post | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

It’s been widely reported that house Republicans are in a difficult spot over the Violence Against Women Act, at a time when the battle over the fem...

Ryan Grim

House GOP's VAWA Picks Up Unhelpful Ally | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, which has been decried by women's rights groups as a dra...

Just Plain Wrong: House Republican Bill Undermines the Violence Against Women Act

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

A bill being considered in the House today seeks to roll back existing protection that keep women safe from the threat of violence. That is just plain wrong. Keeping women safe isn't about which political party you support -- it's about protecting basic human rights.

Laura Bassett

White House Threatens To Veto Controversial House GOP Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a press release on Tuesday threatening to veto the House GOP's version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthor...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Opposes House GOP's VAWA Twist | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has joined a growing list of civil rights organizations, women's rights groups, domestic vi...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congresswoman: Violence Against Women Act Shouldn't Cover Same-Sex Couples | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the vice chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, said Monday that the Violence Against Women A...

Laura Bassett

Romney Bullying Story Creates Awkward Timing For House Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Last week's blockbuster report in the Washington Post that Mitt Romney bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school creates a bit of uncomfortable ...

Laura Bassett

GOP Rejects $20 Million Increase For Violence Against Women Programs | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

House Republicans voted down an amendment to an appropriations bill on Thursday that would have increased funding for Violence Against Women Preventio...

Laura Bassett

Mail Order Bride Company President Lobbying To Weaken Protections For Abused Immigrants | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

A top official at an anti-domestic violence advocacy group that has been encouraging the House GOP to roll back protections for immigrant victims in t...

Laura Bassett

Conyers: GOP's Violence Against Women Act 'Is A Move Backwards' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Five minutes into a House Judiciary Committee mark-up of the GOP's Violence Against Women Act, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) called the bill a "flat-out...

House Ready to Give Finger to Violence Against Women Act?

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

It is critical that congress reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, including its new provisions that offer help to Native American women, the LGBT community and immigrants, groups that have been denied the full protection of VAWA.

Ryan Grim

'War On Women' Extends To Undocumented | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would dramatically roll back confidentiality protections for a...

HR 4970 Empowers Abusers, Not Victims

Michelle M. Ortiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Michelle M. Ortiz

A House bill that proposes to amend the Violence Against Women Act would eliminate confidentiality protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence and create dangerous requirements for victims. Lawmakers must understand the devastating effects of this proposal.

United Against the War on Women

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The right-wing in this country is waging a war against women and, let me be very clear, it is not a war that we are going to allow them to win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win.

The Violence Against Women Act Helps Children, Too

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Children who grow up in abusive homes can become healthy adults. They need positive role models, therapy and support. Fortunately, there are systems and programs in place to help these children. Some are funded through the Violence Against Women Act.

What's a Girl to Think?

Carolita Johnson | Posted 06.27.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

I mean, really. What do Republicans think we'll think? ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday easily passed legislation to renew the Violence Against Women Act for another four years, an issue that normally ...

Violence Against Women Act Helps Restore Lives

Mariska Hargitay | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Mariska Hargitay

VAWA has protected, improved and restored lives. Reauthorization sends the message that our communities, our families -- and all people -- must be safe; that survivors must have the tools to heal and reclaim their lives; and that breaking the cycle of violence is an unassailable national priority.

Laura Bassett

McCain: The 'War On Women' Is 'Conjured' By Dems | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

As many Senate Republicans prepare to defend their opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a visibly annoyed Sen. John McCain (R-A...

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them from seeking help, or one that intimidates victims into staying in the shadows.

Jennifer Bendery

Female Lawmakers In Opposing Parties Spar Over Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called "war on women" raged on in Congress Wednesday as female lawmakers in opposing parties clashed with each other in defense o...

VAWA: Because Every Man, Woman and Child in America Is at Risk and Every Crime Victim Deserves Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

It is said April is the cruelest month and certainly this April Florida Governor Rick Scott landed the cruelest act, vetoing funding for rape crisis c...

McCaskill Touts Support Of Anti-Domestic Violence Bill

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is asking her supporters to sign a petition in favor of the Violence Against Women Act, days after one of her opponents ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate 'Not Sure' What The Violence Against Women Act Is | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "war on women" is making its way into the Missouri U.S. Senate race, where GOP candidate Sarah Steelman was dinged by Missouri Democ...

Women Are Waiting...

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

I was molested as a child. There was no ominous stranger or dark alley. This abuse was perpetrated by someone I knew and by someone who knew me -- a family friend. Sadly, these events of my youth would only be the beginning of a lifetime of experiences with abuse and violence.