04.26.12

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Senate Passage Of S.1925, The Leahy-Crapo Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, In A Bipartisan Vote Of 68 To 31

“The Senate’s action to pass important legislation ensuring access to the life-saving resources provided by VAWA is a testament to what the Senate can do when we work together to meaningfully address needs identified by our constituents. Our consideration of this bill should serve as a model for how the Senate considers legislation, without needless procedural delays and unrelated amendments.

“The Violence Against Women Act has always been and continues to be a bipartisan priority.  Our efforts to protect each and every victim of domestic violence are widely supported by both Democrats and Republicans.  I hope that the House of Representatives will soon consider this legislation, which has now passed the Senate with overwhelming, bipartisan support.  Victims of domestic and sexual violence are counting on us to renew this commitment, and help some of the most vulnerable among us.”

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