House OKs Flawed Version of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
May 16, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon voted 222-205 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), legislation designed to provide both local communities and women essential resources to help combat domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking. Unfortunately, the House measure differs from the already approved Senate version of VAWA – which the Center for Inquiry supported – in several important ways. You can read more about our position here.
Looking forward, the bill will now go to conference. CFI will continue its efforts to protect basic civil rights for all and fight taxpayer funded employment discrimination. We will be in touch soon with next steps.