U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization:
"I strongly believe we must protect victims of domestic abuse and violence, which is why I voted for Senator Grassley's VAWA reauthorization bill. Senator Grassley's legislation was rightly focused on the core purpose of the VAWA reauthorization, which is to protect victims of violence. Unfortunately, the bill the Senate considered today has been politicized and includes elements that are irrelevant to the core purposes of VAWA, including an unconstitutional provision related to tribal courts."