Senate OKs renewal of domestic abuse law after GOP relents
April 26th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate OKs renewal of domestic abuse law after GOP relents

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate voted to renew a law designed to combat domestic abuse Thursday after Republicans stepped back from what was becoming a politically risky fight over some of the expansions they oppose to the Violence Against Women Act.

Instead, Senate Republicans decided to leave it to their House counterparts to press for the changes when House and Senate negotiators eventually meet to merge their competing bills.

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  1. ThinkAgain

    And the GOP claims they aren't waging a war on women – HA!

    April 26, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Corporations are also people, my friend..by GOP loots/cheats/thugs in USA...

    April 26, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    OMG! The GOP is actually doing something positive for women... must be an election year!

    April 26, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    What bunch of losers the republican party has become, they are againest everything America stands for and should be thrown out of government at every level. Go to somila where you share the same values and maybe you could take power there.

    April 26, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs declared war on US!

    About time some of the GOBPers break ranks and start listening to the people instead of their insane cult dogma.

    April 26, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  6. S. B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I hope that the Republicans see why the Democrats are adding things to the bill. It shows a greater understanding of the changing society that America is. Without that, it is like asking for leaded gasoline... It still works in some old cars, but it hurts the rest of and isn't up to date.

    April 26, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |