Violence Against Women Act
“I think the Tea Party members of the Republican caucus don’t see the value in many federal programs,” McCaskill said.
The rewritten law would add new legal protections for immigrants, Native American women, gays, and lesbians.
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.
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.