Great news: In spite of opposition from most Republicans, earlier today the Senate voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Thank you for standing up in support of it.
This is the first time in history that any senator has voted against reauthorizing it — and one of them was Marco Rubio, a frontrunner for Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick.
Next, the bill goes to the House. House GOP leaders will introduce their own version of the Violence Against Women Act.
S. 1925: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (On Passage of the Bill)
Number: Senate Vote #87 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date: Apr 26, 2012 (112th Congress)
Result: Bill Passed
Related Bill: S. 1925: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011
Introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] on November 30, 2011
Current Status: Reported by Committee