03.04.13

Next Stop For Domestic Violence Bill: The President’s Desk

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Next Stop For Domestic Violence Bill: The President’s Desk 

WASHINGTON (Monday, March 4, 2013) -- Senate President Pro Tem Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday signed the newly passed Leahy-Crapo Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) bill – the last stop before it reaches the President to be signed into law.

Two photos are available at the links below. 

Bills passed by the House and Senate are engrossed and then signed by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate President Pro Tem Leahy, before they can be sent to the President for signing into law.  Leahy signed the bill Monday afternoon in the President Pro Tem’s office in the U.S. Capitol.  Speaker Boehner already has signed the bill.

The House last week passed the bipartisan Senate-passed version of the bill, authored by Leahy and lead Republican cosponsor Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).

Links below to two photos:

http://www.leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/image/VAWA_Signing1.jpg

http://www.leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/image/VAWA_Signing3.jpg

(photo credit: Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy)

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