Violence Against Women Act set to be renewed through bipartisan spending agreement

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2022
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Democratic and Republican lawmakers have agreed to include reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in their omnibus spending package, Democratic leaders said Wednesday, capping a years-long effort to renew the landmark legislation after it expired in 2019.

In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) touted the planned renewal of the act, which was first signed into law in 1994, as a major highlight of the bipartisan appropriations agreement.

“Finally, this historic legislation will carry major bipartisan legislation that has...

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