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5/31/2012 - Domestic Violence Roundtable Held in WV
A West Virginia Roundtable discussion on Tuesday brought together domestic violence survivors, law enforcement officers, and domestic violence service providers to discuss methods to reduce and prevent domestic violence....

5/23/2012 - Article Highlights Sexual Violence against Native American Women
An article in the New York Times today investigated the high rate of sexual violence against Native American Women, an issue that is receiving more attention in light of the debate over the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA)....

5/17/2012 - House Passes Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization
The Cantor/Adams Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization passed the US House yesterday on a nearly straight party line vote of 222-205....

5/16/2012 - Obama Administration Threatens to Veto House Version of VAWA
The Obama Administration released a Statement of Administration Policy (PDF) yesterday in which the administration threatened to veto the House version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), HR 4970, because it does not contain many of the protective provisions that are included in the Senate version....

5/9/2012 - House Judiciary Committee Passes Cantor/Adams Version of VAWA Reauthorization Bill
The House Judiciary Committee passed the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization bill in a nearly straight party line vote yesterday....

5/8/2012 - FM Statement on House Judiciary Committee Passage of the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization Bill
The Feminist Majority deplores the passage of the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization bill by the House Judiciary Committee in a nearly straight party line vote....

5/4/2012 - House Version of VAWA Excludes Key Protections
A version of the Violence Against Women Act introduced by House Republicans excludes some protections found in the Senate bill, such as protections for LGBT, immigrant, and Native American victims of domestic violence....

4/26/2012 - News Alert: Senate Passes Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
The US Senate voted 68 to 31 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today....

4/18/2012 - Violence Against Women Act Forum Held
Vice President Joe Biden will hold a forum today with other senior officials to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act....

3/15/2012 - Senator Coons Calls for VAWA Reauthorization
On Tuesday, US Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling for a full Senate vote on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (VAWA)....

2/2/2012 - VAWA Reauthorization Passed by Committee on Party Line Vote
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (VAWA) was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning on a party-line vote of 10-8....

1/31/2012 - Blog Carnival Will Support VAWA Reauthorization
A blog carnival is beginning today in support of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID)....

11/30/2011 - Violence Against Women Act Introduced for Reauthorization Today
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) will introduce a bipartisan bill today to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)....

4/22/2011 - Slaughter Introduces Domestic Violence Bill
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act as part of her effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which she co-authored in 1994....

2/14/2011 - Republican House Leaders Launch New War on Women
Republicans propose massive cuts in programs that benefit women as they propose increases in Defense spending of $8.1 billion....

12/15/2010 - IVAWA Approved by Senate Committee
Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA)....

11/29/2010 - IVAWA Vote in the Senate Tomorrow
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) tomorrow....

2/4/2010 - International Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced in Congress
The bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) was reintroduced today in both the US House and Senate....

10/23/2009 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs Holds Hearing on International Violence Against Women Act
The US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight held a hearing Wednesday to examine international violence against women and solutions....

9/30/2009 - Biden Marks Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act
Vice President Joe Biden hosted a gathering yesterday for women's rights leaders yesterday to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act....

6/29/2009 - White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Appointed
Vice President Joe Biden announced the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the first ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Friday....

5/15/2008 - States Required to Pay for Anonymous Rape Kits
Under the renewed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), states will be required to pay for anonymous rape kits starting next year....

3/18/2008 - US Senate Votes to Increase Funding for Programs Under Violence Against Women Act
The US Senate passed an amendment to the FY 2009 Budget to increase funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs on March 13....

1/9/2006 - Bush Signs VAWA Reauthorization into Law
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in September, and was reauthorized by Congress in December, was signed into law by President Bush on Thursday....

12/22/2005 - MsMagazine.com Released Today the Top Ten News Stories for Women in 2005
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