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Entry Title Date
Native American Housing Assistance And Self-Determination Reauthorization Act Of 2014 December 2, 2014
Tom Cole, R-OK
"I want to thank Members on both sides of the aisle. I see my good friend from Wisconsin over there who, we worked together on VAWA. I know what her commitment is on Native American issues, and I appreciate that very, very much."
Vawa; Historic Law Continues To Help Women And Girls September 19, 2014
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
"Mr. Speaker, this week we mark the 20th anniversary of enactment of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed on September 20, 1994. I supported and continue to strongly support this law. I voted to create the programs in 1994 and helped ensure enactment of the first reauthorization in 2000 by attaching it to my anti-trafficking law—the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (PL 106-386/TVPA). I also cosponsored the 2005 reauthorization, fought to ensure these programs are fully funded to assist the maximum number of victims and voted for seven of the first seven VAWA reauthorization bills offered through 2012."
Advancing Women’S Rights September 17, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"The country last week celebrated the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act. This landmark law shined a light on the scourge of domestic violence and improved the criminal justice system’s response to these cases. Last year, Congress again came together to reauthorize and strengthen VAWA to address the evolving needs of domestic and sexual violence victims, and to ensure that those protections are available to all victims, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race or gender. The VAWA reauthorization law, which I was proud to author, was just one example of how we must continue to build on the historic work of past years in advancing equal rights and opportunities for American women."
20 Years Of Vawa—The Progress We Have Made And The Long Road Ahead September 15, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) changed the way we view domestic violence in the United States."
Prohibitions Relating To Deferred Action For Aliens August 1, 2014
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA
"Today’s bill undermines the basic premise of that act, that victims of domestic violence should be empowered to leave their abusers. It does that by denying the ability of battered immigrant spouses who have left their abusers and successfully self-petitioned for a VAWA visa the ability to work for the months it may take for a visa number to become available. This one change will prevent countless battered immigrant spouses from ever leaving their abusers and will drive others right back into the hands of their abusers."

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