A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Passed By Senate Die Without A Vote’
They want their Country back and that doesn’t include protecting women against violence…..
WASHINGTON — ‘Despite a late-stage intervention by Vice President Joe Biden, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate’s 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, an embattled bill that would have extended domestic violence protections to 30 million LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants and Native American women’.
“The House leadership would not bring it up, just like they wouldn’t bring up funding for Sandy [hurricane damage] last night,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a key backer of the Senate version of the bill. “I think they are still so kowtowing to the extreme on the right that they’re not even listening to the moderates, and particularly the women, in their caucus who are saying they support this.”
‘In April, the Senate with bipartisan support passed a version of VAWA that extended protections to three groups of domestic violence victims who had not been covered by the original law, but House Republicans refused to support the legislation with those provisions, saying the measures were politically driven’.
‘Instead, they passed their own VAWA bill without the additional protections’.
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/violence-against-women-act-_n_2398553.html