Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act
January 3rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act

Washington (CNN) – Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act hope to revive the law in a new Congress after efforts to renew it failed in the last one.

"It is an early priority for us," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, told CNN as the 113th Congress convened Thursday. "Since it passed the Senate last time, with two more Democrats in the Senate, we hope that it will have an easy path there and a doable path there - and a successful one in the House."

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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    GIven that there are other countries that don't show they care, I think it makes some level of sense.

    January 3, 2013 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    we the people hoping that something can be done to help those women mens need to keep their hands off these womens an fight them mens cowards

    January 3, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  3. MaryM

    Pass the damn bill

    January 3, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |