Obama Threatens Veto Over House GOP Violence Against Women Act


The Violence Against Women Act is once again the subject of partisan bickering, this time courtesy the House GOP, causing the White House to issue a veto threat over the House’s depleted version of the bill.

The VAWA has been reauthorized twice in its 18 year history with overwhelming bipartisan support, but that’s before it met the 2012 Congress. A few weeks ago, GOP Senatorsobjected to the bill’s extension of provisions to illegal immigrants, Native Americans and gay or transgender individuals. (Again, hats off for being simultaneously anti-illegal immigrant AND anti-Native American; that’s called range.)

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