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Violence Against Women Act one minutes on senate floor Today at 4:45 pm


United States Senate
FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

CONTACT: Matt McAlvanah (Murray) 202-224-2834
Zachary Coile (Boxer) 202-224-8120      
Nu Wexler (Blumenthal) 202-224-6452

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012                                                               

TODAY: Senators Murray, Boxer, and Blumenthal to Speak on Senate Floor in Support of Bipartisan Senate VAWA Bill

Three months after the Senate passed bipartisan VAWA, Senators will urge Speaker Boehner to ignore ideological distractions and pass inclusive bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Tuesday, July 24th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, and Richard Blumenthal will speak on the Senate floor urging the House to move forward with reauthorization of the Senate's bipartisan, inclusive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which passed the Senate three months ago with 68 votes. Specifically, the Senators will discuss the ways important provisions in the Senate version of the bill will protect Native American women from domestic violence and sexual assault, and includes non-discrimination protection for all victims, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. The Senators will also tell stories of domestic violence survivors in their home states who would be left out of the House version of VAWA.  

WHO:          U.S. Senator Patty Murray
         U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
         U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
WHAT:        Speeches on the Senate floor to urge the House to pass the Senate's inclusive VAWA bill

WHEN:        TODAY: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
          Approximately 4:45 PM ET/ 1:45 PM PT (this may change depending on floor schedule)

WHERE:     Senate Floor

WATCH:     Speech will air live on C-SPAN 2