House Renews Landmark Violence Against Women Act, 244-172

On Wednesday, the House renewed the Violence Against Women Act, adding firearm restrictions for convicted domestic abusers and other new provisions to a landmark law that has helped combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking expired in 2019. As a senator in 1994, President Joe Biden wrote the law into existence and prioritized strengthening it during his presidential term. The House’s 244-172 vote was bipartisan, with 29 Republicans joining united Democrats to approve the bill. In a statement after the vote, Biden urged the Senate to “bring a string bipartisan coalition together” to…

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