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Cooper Supports Bipartisan VAWA Reauthorization

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U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today praised House passage of a bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (S.47).

"It's good that House Republicans finally brought the bipartisan Senate version of VAWA to the floor for a vote," said Cooper. "Sexual assault and domestic violence are terrible problems in this country, and I'm glad we have bipartisan agreement to help protect women."

VAWA expired more than 500 days ago, and the bill passed by the House -- which was recently passed by the Senate -- significantly strengthens the ability of the federal government, the states, law enforcement and service providers to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Unlike a House Republican substitute that was rejected, S.47 will strengthen protections for the LGBT community, Native American women and immigrant women.

Cooper co-sponsored H.R. 11, a VAWA reauthorization bill that was co-sponsored by every House Democrat and was a companion bill to S. 47.

VAWA now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law.


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