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In Defense Of VAWA, McCaskill Calls Out Congressional Republicans

“I think the Tea Party members of the Republican caucus don’t see the value in many federal programs,” McCaskill said.


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Missouri AG Urges Congress To Pass Violence Against Woman Act

The rewritten law would add new legal protections for immigrants, Native American women, gays, and lesbians.



Illinois Republicans Cross Party Lines, Support Domestic Violence Bill

Many House Republicans are against such use of funds, but U.S. Reps. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) and Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) say they support the legislation.


File photo of a sign displayed on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Candidate Says She’s ‘Not Sure’ What Violence Against Women Act Is About

Senate candidate Sarah Steelman was quoted recently as saying she was not familiar with the Violence Against Women Act, a piece of anti-domestic violence legislation presently stalled for reauthorization in the institution she hopes to join.


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