Disaster relief funds for Hurricane Sandy victims aren’t the only legislation items House Republicans ignored as the session comes to a close. On Wednesday, the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate earlier in 2012, was also a victim of Republican irresponsibility, as House leadership flatly refused to bring the bill to the floor for an up-or-down vote, letting it die instead.
The Huffington Post reports that Democratic Senator, Patty Murray of Washington, plans to “absolutely” reintroduce the bill when the new session begins later this year.
“I think they are still so kowtowing to the extreme on the right that they’re not even listening to the moderates, and particularly the women, in their caucus who are saying they support this,” Murray said. “They have the opportunity to take up this bill and show women and men that they understand that women’s rights are important.”
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