House Republicans have not been shy with their misogyny. In particular they seem most proud to grind their collective axes on the backs of immigrant women, voting not once, not twice, but three times to block renewal of the Violence Against Women Act in 2012.
Well, it’s a new legislative session and the very popular legislation has been re-introduced in the Senate by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), this time with a little tweak. Republican’s stated opposition to the bill in 2012 was over an increase in the number of visas for undocumented victims of domestic violence, as well as an extension of tribal authority over nontribe members who abuse American Indian partners and some added protections for gay and lesbian domestic-violence workers.
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