172 Republicans Vote Towards Violence Towards Girls Act

172 House Republicans voted against the renewal of the law against violence against women on Wednesday, just 24 hours after eight women – including six Asian Americans – were killed by a gunman who now claims he was having sex in a rampage at a number of spas Atlanta had been shot addiction.

The law was passed between 244 and 172. Only 29 Republicans joined the Democrats in support of the law. No Democrat voted against. The bill is now going to the Senate.

WATCH: House votes to renew law against violence against women by 244-172 votes. https://t.co/6MNu6vGBm8 pic.twitter.com/JJav0bhSoj

– The Hill (@thehill) March 17, 2021

244-172: House votes to re-approve and update the Law Against Violence Against Women (VAWA), which expired two years ago. 29 Republicans voted yes along with all Democrats. Bill is going to the Senate now. pic.twitter.com/bxW2Jlxgjl

– Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 17, 2021

The Violence Against Women Act is a Clinton-era law sponsored by then Senator Joe Biden in 1993. Originally so undisputed, there was one vote in the House of Representatives and 95-4 in the Senate. It has to be renewed regularly and has currently expired because then Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to reapprove it in 2019.

#VAWA disarms perpetrators and strengthens legal and economic services for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

This life-saving legislation is vital for women, LGBTQ Americans, and anyone suffering from domestic or gender-based violence. https://t.co/lg8kkdrQGR

– Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) March 17, 2021

President Biden urged the passage of the critical law in a statement last week: “Delay is not an option, especially if the pandemic and economic crisis have only increased the risk of abuse and safety barriers for women in the US. Domestic violence is referred to as a pandemic in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing evidence shows that the conditions of the pandemic have escalated intimate partner violence and, in some cases, resulted in more serious injuries. “

Imagine pretending to be concerned about the sex trafficking but that same day refusing to endorse the law against violence against women. https://t.co/9ObihVVtL8

– Lindsey Simmons (@LynzforCongress) March 17, 2021

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