AG Biden Issues State on Senate's Passage of VAWA

Feb 13, 2013 -- 4:18am

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the Violence Against Women Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. And Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden says this law has been incredibly effective and he hopes the House will now vote without delay to renew the law so that Congress can continue to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and hold offenders accountable for their crimes.

Biden says delay isn’t an option when three women are still killed by their husbands or boyfriends every day; he says delay isn’t an option when countless women still live in fear of abuse and when one in five have been victims of rape.

Biden pointed out that this is not a Democratic or Republican issue – it’s an issue of justice and compassion.



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