S. 1925 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

Crime and law enforcement. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on April 26, 2012 
Amendments:
13 proposed amendments. 1 accepted. 3 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 26, 2012.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 68 voted NO: 31
1 voted present/not voting

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Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

S. 1925 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
Other Titles
  • VAWA bill
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Aging
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Natives and Hawaiians
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Census and government statistics
  • Child safety and welfare
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against children
  • Crimes against women
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Detention of persons
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Employment and training programs
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Foreign labor
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government liability
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Higher education
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigrant health and welfare
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Income tax credits
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Internet and video services
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Low- and moderate-income housing
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Marriage and family status
  • Medical education
  • Medical research
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Mental health
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Postal service
  • Public housing
  • Research administration and funding
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Sex offenses
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Violent crime
  • Visas and passports
  • Women's health
  • Worker safety and health
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Major Actions
Introduced11/30/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (13 proposed)
Passed Senate4/26/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2093 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.4/26/2012PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2094 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)4/26/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
57 voted YES 41 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2086 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)4/26/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
50 voted YES 48 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2095 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)4/26/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
37 voted YES 62 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateS. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 20124/26/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
68 voted YES 31 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/30/2011
11/30/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11/30/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Put on a legislative calendar2/02/2012Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
2/07/2012Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar2/07/2012Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 312.
3/12/2012By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 112-153. Minority views filed.
4/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
4/18/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/19/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/23/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/24/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/25/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/25/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate.
4/25/2012Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
4/26/2012Considered by Senate.
4/26/2012The committee reported substitute was withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
4/26/2012Amendment SA 2086 proposed by Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 2093.
4/26/2012Amendment SA 2093 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Leahy.
select this voteVote4/26/2012Amendment SA 2093 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
4/26/2012Amendment SA 2094 proposed by Senator Klobuchar to Amendment SA 2093.
4/26/2012Amendment SA 2095 proposed by Senator Hutchison to Amendment SA 2093.
select this voteVote4/26/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2094 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)
select this voteVote4/26/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2086 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)
select this voteVote4/26/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2095 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/26/2012S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 2085Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 25, 2012Offered on April 24, 2012.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2086Cornyn, John [R-TX]April 25, 2012Failed by roll call vote on April 25, 2012.

To amend title 18 of the United States Code and other provisions of law to strengthen provisions of the Violence Against Women Act and improve justice for crime victims.

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S. Amdt. 2087Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]April 25, 2012Offered on April 24, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2088Crapo, Michael [R-ID]April 25, 2012Offered on April 24, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2089Crapo, Michael [R-ID]April 25, 2012Offered on April 24, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2090Crapo, Michael [R-ID]April 25, 2012Offered on April 24, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2091Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]April 26, 2012Offered on April 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2092Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]April 26, 2012Offered on April 25, 2012.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2093Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]April 26, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 25, 2012.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2094Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]April 26, 2012Failed by roll call vote on April 25, 2012.

To provide Debbie Smith grants for auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2095Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]April 26, 2012Failed by roll call vote on April 25, 2012.

In the nature of a substitute.

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S. Amdt. 2096Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]April 26, 2012Offered on April 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 2097Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]April 26, 2012Offered on April 25, 2012.

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Average contributions given to Senators from Gay & lesbian rights & issues, which…

supported this bill

Gay & lesbian rights & issues [About]
Average given to Senators who voted:
536 times as much
$8,641
YES$8,641
$16
NO$16
96 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012: S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

96 organizations supported this bill

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National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Alianza - National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
American Association of University Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
American Bar Association
Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III (2012, January 31). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from ABA.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
American Dental Association
William R. Calnon, D.D.S. - President and Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H. - Executive Director (2011, November 30). Letter to Senate on VAWA. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from ADA.
American Federation of Government Employees
Augusta Y. Thomas, National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices at AFL-CIO (2011, December 5). VAWA Letter to Senate. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from AFGE.
American Probation and Parole Association
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
American Psychiatric Association
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Americans Overseas Domestic Crisis Center
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Anti-violence Project
Regarding Resolution 1064 Calling Upon the United States Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Hearing before the New York City Council. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Chai Jindasurat). Retrieved March 16, 2012, from 2012_S1925_support_NYCLGBTProject.pdf.
ASHA for Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
ASISTA Immigration Assistance
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Black Women’s Health Imperative
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Break the Cycle
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Casa de Esperanza
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Church of the Brethren
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Coalition of Labor Union Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Committee on Domestic Violence of the New York City Bar Association
Sandra Park (2012, February 29). Letter to the US Senate Supporting VAWA Reauthorization. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from New York City Bar.
Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
Deaf Abused Women’s Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Disciples Justice Action Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Disciples Women of the Christian Church
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
First Nations
The Native Circle (2012, March 22). First Nations Supports Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Retrieved May 1, 2012, from The Native Circle .
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends Committee on National Legislation (2012, April 19). Faith Groups Speak Out for Women (S.1925: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization). Retrieved April 24, 2012, from Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Futures Without Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Institute of Real Estate Management
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
International Association of Forensic Nurses
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Japanese American Citizens League
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Jewish Social Policy Action Network
Jewish Social Policy Action Network (2012, May 1). Urge Your Senators to Support Reauthorization of VAWA, as amended by the End Abuse Later in Life Act. Retrieved May 1, 2012, from Jewish Social Policy Action Network.
Jewish Women International
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Joyful Heart Foundation
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
LeadingAge
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
Legal Momentum
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Men Can Stop Rape
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Mennonite Central Committee
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Methodist Federation for Social Action
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Association of Counties
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Association of Home Builders
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
National Association of Realtors
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Congress of American Indians
Sean Black (2012, April 12). Tribal Provision of S. 1925: Myths v. Facts. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from 4 VAWA.
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Council of Jewish Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Council of Negro Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Council of Women's Organizations
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Council on Independent Living
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Education Association
Anderson, Kim & Kusler,Mary (2012, April 25). Letter to the Senate in Support of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act . Retrieved May 7, 2012, from NEA.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF (2011, November 30). Task Force Calls for Passage of LGBT- Inclusive Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Bill. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from NGLTF.
National Housing Law Project
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Institute of Crime Prevention
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Leased Housing Association
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Multifamily Housing Council
undersigned organizations (2012, January 30). Coalition Letter to Senate Judiciary re VAWA. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from NMHC.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Organization for Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Resource Sharing Project
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
National Women’s Political Caucus
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Planned Parenthood
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Rachel Coalition
RC (2012, February 2). Act now to pass the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Rachel Coalition.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Service Women's Action Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Union for Reform Judaism
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
United Church of Christ
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
United Methodist Church
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Voices of Men
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Witness Justice
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Women of Color Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Women's Law Project
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Women’s Information Network
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
YWCA USA
National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2011, December 12). TELL CONGRESS THAT S. 1925, THE REAL VAWA, IS EVERYONE’S VAWA AND MUST BE PASSED!. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .

2 organizations opposed this bill

Concerned Women for America
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute. (2012). The Problems with VAWA. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from CWFA.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action (2012, April 18). Action Alert: Email Senators to Oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from Heritage Action.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0No
Max BaucusDMT$9,325$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$11,775$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$11,612$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$10,000$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$0No
John BoozmanRAR$0$0No
Barbara BoxerDCA$15,225$0Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$5,800$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$37,190$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$0No
Maria CantwellDWA$2,500$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$2,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$3,000$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$970$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0No
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0No
Susan M. CollinsRME$20,550$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,845$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0No
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0No
Dick DurbinDIL$6,025$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$20,700$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$32,269$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$92,549$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0No
Kay R. HaganDNC$8,199$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$7,025$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0No
Dean HellerRNV$0$0Yes
John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
Dan InouyeDHI$5,400$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0No
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0No
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$7,525$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$22,200$0Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$7,650$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,913$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$11,525$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,000$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
Carl LevinDMI$4,575$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$0No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$51,245$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,000$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$10,750$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,800$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$11,070$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,500$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$0No
Rob PortmanROH$0$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$5,025$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$17,114$0Yes
Jim RischRID$0$0No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$500$0No
Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,600$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$14,903$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,000$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$10,800$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0No
Mark UdallDCO$32,784$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$11,640$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$17,450$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$8,000$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0No
Ron WydenDOR$2,250$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$38,510$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$527,210$23,950Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$243,755$83,016Yes
John BarrassoRWY$210,816$29,950No
Max BaucusDMT$967,206$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$531,478$1,750Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$903,870$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$28,450$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$720,401$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$798,065$129,316No
John BoozmanRAR$187,476$39,845No
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,566,133$0Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,567,526$617,158Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,667,336$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$470,998$54,900No
Maria CantwellDWA$589,436$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$688,875$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$235,060$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$716,642$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$745,444$352,698No
Daniel CoatsRIN$195,966$49,350Yes
Tom CoburnROK$78,160$100,093No
William Thad CochranRMS$109,760$5,300No
Susan M. CollinsRME$572,261$63,050Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$71,600$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$338,711$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$1,014,365$45,180Yes
John CornynRTX$997,140$144,440No
Mike CrapoRID$172,939$700Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$329,432$284,470No
Dick DurbinDIL$1,034,572$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$77,750$8,000No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$732,795$1,000Yes
Al FrankenDMN$1,012,336$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,868,412$2,000Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$559,922$20,558No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$283,999$40,150No
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,160,180$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$506,765$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$671,664$26,950No
Dean HellerRNV$567,990$137,687Yes
John HoevenRND$201,670$14,100Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$132,850$40,300Yes
Jim InhofeROK$181,300$62,975No
Dan InouyeDHI$350,466$1,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$906,868$24,750No
Mike JohannsRNE$200,430$21,246No
Ron JohnsonRWI$264,330$153,857No
Tim JohnsonDSD$285,205$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$533,283$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$1,145,664$246,400Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$689,776$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$24,400$5,750No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$946,186$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$918,690$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$245,156$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$80,107$30,470No
Carl LevinDMI$573,555$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$37,300$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$189,569$18,050No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$435,050$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$426,020$168,393Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,529,263$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,083,160$237,583No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,629,691$1,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$590,031$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$527,908$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$249,304$16,450No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$218,252$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,228,715$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$226,098$1,000Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,196,524$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$159,410$270,940No
Rob PortmanROH$652,101$113,598Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$419,050$500Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$372,025$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$2,247,039$4,600Yes
Jim RischRID$113,699$180,206No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$250,363$102,899No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$438,048$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$854,596$965,643No
Bernie SandersIVT$198,811$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,042,104$4,400Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$269,734$55,970No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,595,975$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$278,150$50No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$299,378$19,050Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,012,625$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,082,055$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$404,417$259,743No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$709,833$1,353,192No
Mark UdallDCO$996,889$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$661,581$0Yes
David VitterRLA$488,575$210,401Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,278,809$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$44,475$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$402,987$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$470,383$62,975No
Ron WydenDOR$580,606$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Real Estate developers & subdividers$11,768,397
Real estate$11,199,255
Women's issues$7,742,721
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,462,766
Real estate agents$6,288,461
Dentists$2,737,852
Building operators and managers$2,594,045
Health care services$2,347,978
Residential construction$2,138,732
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,115,619
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,684,796
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,405,112
Teachers unions$1,040,250
Federal employees unions$1,026,630
Nurses$952,751
Minority/Ethnic Groups$781,768
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$610,278
Welfare & Social Work$445,775
Courts & Justice System$394,774
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$381,868
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Labor Unions$293,200
Elderly issues/Social Security$239,532
Native American Tribes$135,800
Health professionals$102,775
Human Rights$45,301
Legal Services$42,600
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Christian Conservative$44,250
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