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Reid Floor Remarks On The Violence Against Women Act

“It is time for [House] Republican leaders to stop talking about how much they care about women, and start acting to protect women.” “Every day House Republicans stall, another three women will die at the hands of their abusers.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about the…


Reid Floor Remarks On The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act

“Despite the overwhelming evidence that [the Violence Against Women Act] saves lives and protects women, House Republicans used every procedural trick in the book to block its reauthorization last Congress.” “Allowing partisan delays to put women’s lives at risk is simply shameful.” “Full reauthorization of the law is necessary to ensure authorities have all the…


Reid Statement On Senate Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 68-31. “More than a third of women in this country have been victims of violence, sexual assault or stalking by a partner. Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give law…


Video: Top Reasons To Support The Violence Against Women Act

Women senators began calling today for the reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The law, which started in 1994, supports domestic violence protection programs for victims of all ages and backgrounds.  Funding for such programs is running low. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray and Jeanne Shaheen stressed that regardless of party affiliation, senators…