|Senate passes Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)|
NNEDV issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate passing reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):
"Today, we are one step closer to a victory for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking," said Sue Else, president of NNEDV. "I want to thank our champions in the Senate including Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Crapo (R-ID), a broad cohort of bipartisan supporters, cosponsors and the 68 Senators who voted for the bill, S. 1925. I also want to thank Vice President Biden for his longstanding and vocal advocacy for this lifesaving legislation, which he first penned nearly twenty years ago.
"On behalf of statewide coalitions, victim advocates and millions of survivors and their children, thank you for taking this crucial step forward. We very much look forward to working with the House to ensure full passage as swiftly as possible."