Senate votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, 78 to 22

February 12, 2013

The Senate has agreed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, showing bipartisan support for a measure that would revamp domestic violence programs and extend the law’s protections to gays and lesbians and women on tribal reservations.

The 78-to-22 vote puts pressure on the GOP-held House to also act to renew the 19-year-old measure, which Congress has twice reauthorized but which lapsed in 2011 amid partisan disputes over key provisions.

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Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.
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