House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated
February 28th, 2013
11:57 AM ET
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House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated

(CNN) - Struggling again with an issue important to women and minority groups, House Republicans on Thursday failed to pass their version of a new Violence Against Women Act and then split over a Senate version that won approval with unanimous Democratic support.

The 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.

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  1. rs

    Sensible move. Appropriate and noteworthy.

    February 28, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    How many angels can dance on the head of a needle. Some Repubs. can always find SOMETHING wrong w/Dem. legislation.

    February 28, 2013 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. PaulCat

    Of course they did. They have an election coming up. But don't worry, after they get re-elected they will repeal it.
    Fool me once, fool me twice ----!
    Hi Ohioans.

    February 28, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. Switters

    Tea Party – folding like a well used roadmap.......

    February 28, 2013 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Net result, the law was delayed for months before it was renewed.

    February 28, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Does the GOP politburo not know mid-term elections are coming up?

    February 28, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    The House is actually doing some work??? Well as I live and breathe....

    February 28, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  8. MrBeenThere

    Please vote for me and I won't have to beat you any more..........

    February 28, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    SOUTHERN HOTTIE wrote:

    Does the GOP politburo not know mid-term elections are coming up?
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    Politburo? Would that be CPAC?

    February 28, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |