Contact Us

The Expanded Violence Against Women Act Has Been Passed

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

There were so many people and organizations who worked tirelessly to get VAWA passed, and it’s finally been done. The new version includes measures for protection to minorities and members of LBGT communities. It also focuses on Indian reservations and it allows undocumented immigrant survivors of domestic violence to seek legal status. These provisions were not in the VAWA that originally passed in 1994.

The measure now goes to President Barack Obama, who said in a statement that it was “an important step towards making sure no one in America is forced to live in fear.” According to CNN;

Thursday’s votes reflected an emerging political reality in the GOP-led House, with a minority of Republicans joining Democrats to pass legislation supported by the public, including increasingly influential demographics such as Hispanic Americans.
Obama: Good job, Joe

By a vote of 166-257, the GOP version of the Violence Against Women Act failed to win a majority after almost 90 minutes of debate. The House then voted 286-138 to pass the Senate version, with 87 Republicans joining all 199 Democrats to provide majority support.

According to those who worked tirelessly on the VAWA, the new Senate version strengthens protections for particular groups of women who are at an increased risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.

Best of Lite 98.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://lite987.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for LITEHOUSE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive LITEHOUSE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.