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  • Latest Action: May 21, 2012 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 406.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on May 16, 2012, with a roll call of 222 ayes, 205 nays, and 4 not voting.

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    • Reader Letters | Pass the VAWA - July 19, 2012 by Newark Advocate - 1925). Unfortunately, the House of Representatives took another approach and passed H.R. 4970. Though some call H.R. 4970 a “VAWA bill,” it is really a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” H.R. 4970 would roll back many protections that are ...

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