Violence Against Women Act Extended in Stopgap Spending Bill

violence against women act extended in stopgap spending bill
Violence Against Women Act Extended in Stopgap Spending Bill

A stopgap spending bill will extend the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) through Dec. 7, Roll Call is reporting.

VAWA was set to expire Sept. 30.

“Any program, authority or provision, including any pilot program, authorized under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 shall continue in effect through the date specified,” according to the bill’s text.

Forty-six House Republicans had urged Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. to advance a reauthorization of VAWA before it expired.

“Since being signed into law in 1994, VAWA has helped to protect and support millions of Americans who have faced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking,” the lawmakers said in a letter to House leadership.

Read on The Source

Author: HEDGE

Hedge Accordingly was founded ahead of the global financial crisis in January of 2008, with the goal of providing our readers our unique take on The Latest News on Wall Street, Stocks, #Politics and Business news. Hedge Accordingly produces both original, and aggregated #Wallst news content from top publishers around the world. We curate aggregated content covering the latest news on politics, stocks, wall street, and the tech industry. We also provide free stock charting, quotes and a bitcoin, forex and currency exchange. Learn More About