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S.47 SAFER Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 07, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-4.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 28, 2013, with a roll call of 286 ayes, 138 nays, and 7 not voting.

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  • 64% of users support S.47

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    • A reauthorization, clarification and expansion of terms under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

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    • A Voice for Men

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    • Stop Abusive And Violent Environments

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 05, 2013, by molonlabe - I would never support a bill that is 222 pages long. It is filled with wasteful government spending and creates numerous new government databases.

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      As noted by molonlabe, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 05, 2013, "I would never support a bill that is 222 pages long. It is filled with wasteful government spending and creates numerous new government databases."
    • On February 27, 2013, by SMLArmory - Agreed, Molonlabe, besides this is a states right issue. When do the Feds ever prosecute local cases anyway? 10th Amendment. MOLON LABE

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress Has Passed 13 Laws This Year—None of Them Have to Do With Jobs - June 07, 2013 by National Journal - ...Cosponsors (None) H.R.325: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 1/21/2013) Cosponsors (1) S.47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors

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      As noted by National Journal on June 07, 2013, "...Cosponsors (None) H.R.325: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 1/21/2013) Cosponsors (1) S.47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors " (http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/congress-has-passed-13-laws-this-year-none-of-them-have-to-do-with-jobs-20130607)
    • Congress Passes LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act - February 28, 2013 by towleroad - ...Bill S.47, which re-authorizes a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 286 to 138. The bi-partisan version of S. 47 includes explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. We thank the all of the bill’s

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      As noted by towleroad on February 28, 2013, "...Bill S.47, which re-authorizes a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 286 to 138. The bi-partisan version of S. 47 includes explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. We thank the all of the bill’s" (http://www.towleroad.com/2013/02/congress-passes-lgbt-inclusive-violence-against-women-act.html)
    • Crucial anti-violence legislation needs renewal - February 20, 2013 by The Norwich Evening Sun - ...since its passage in 1994, VAWA became a partisan issue. We cannot let this happen again. The Senate overwhelmingly passed S.47 to reauthorize VAWA (78-22) on Feb. 12. We must ensure that the House follows suit. The fact is that VAWA saves lives, suppor

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      As noted by The Norwich Evening Sun on February 20, 2013, "...since its passage in 1994, VAWA became a partisan issue. We cannot let this happen again. The Senate overwhelmingly passed S.47 to reauthorize VAWA (78-22) on Feb. 12. We must ensure that the House follows suit. The fact is that VAWA saves lives, suppor" (http://www.eveningsun.com/opinion/ci_22627823/crucial-anti-violence-legislation-needs-renewal?source=rss)
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