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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
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."
Morning Business July 7, 2014
Maria Cantwell, D-WA
"Mr. President, I was proud to be an original cosponsor for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, which protects American women against violence and human trafficking. I am especially proud of the tribal provisions we included in VAWA, which are critical because nearly 40 percent of American Indian women will endure domestic violence in their lifetime, compared to 24 percent in the general population. VAWA ensures that violence prevention programs receive strong Federal funding and gives law enforcement powerful tools to fight violence and trafficking."
Justice For All Reauthorization Act May 1, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"For women like Laura Dunn, these provisions have real meaning. When many skeptics called for a watered-down VAWA bill to make it easier to pass, champions like Ms. Dunn, a courageous survivor of campus sexual assault, urged us to stand strong for all victims. More than 200 survivors of campus violence at 176 colleges and universities joined her in an open letter to Congress calling for the passage of the Leahy-Crapo VAWA bill. People like her made all the difference in our ability to ultimately pass this important legislation."
Executive Session April 30, 2014
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"The defendant was accused of luring his wife, who had just filed for divorce, into their car, after which he took her to Mexico against her will, beat her black and blue, and cut off all of her hair. The defendant pleaded guilty to violating a provision of VAWA designed to criminalize precisely this sort of conduct."

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