S. 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Crime and law enforcement. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (by CRS) 
Status:
The president has signed the bill. 
Amendments:
13 proposed amendments. 3 accepted. 5 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on February 12, 2013.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 78 voted NO: 22
0 voted present/not voting

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

S. 47 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

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 2013
  • SAFER Act of 2013
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • SAFER Act of 2013
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • SAFER Act of 2013
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • SAFER Act of 2013
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Aging
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Natives and Hawaiians
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Child health
  • 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
  • Detention of persons
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Education programs funding
  • Educational facilities and institutions
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Family services
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Genetics
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Higher education
  • Homelessness and emergency shelter
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Human rights
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigrant health and welfare
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Indian social and development programs
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Internet and video services
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Low- and moderate-income housing
  • Marriage and family status
  • Medical education
  • Medical research
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Mental health
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Nursing
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Public housing
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • Research administration and funding
  • Right of privacy
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • School administration
  • Sex offenses
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • U.S. territories and protectorates
  • Violent crime
  • Visas and passports
  • Women's health
  • Women's rights
  • Worker safety and health
  • Youth employment and child labor
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/22/2013
Amendments (13 proposed)
Passed Senate2/12/2013
Passed House2/28/2013
Signed by President3/07/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateMotion to Proceed on S. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 20132/04/2013This motion PASSED the Senate
85 voted YES 8 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 14 (Grassley) to S. 47: In the nature of a substitute.2/07/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
34 voted YES 65 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 13 (Coburn) to S. 47: To reaffirm the inalienable rights of every American citizen guaranteed by the Constitution of ...2/11/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
31 voted YES 59 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 11 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.2/12/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 21 (Leahy) to S. 47: To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the Trafficking Victims Protection ...2/12/2013This amendment PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 10 (Portman) to S. 47: To clarify that child victims of sex trafficking are eligible to receive assistance under ...2/12/2013This amendment PASSED the Senate
100 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 15 (Coburn) to S. 47: To more quickly resolve rape cases and reduce the deficit by consolidating unnecessary duplication ...2/12/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
46 voted YES 53 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 16 (Coburn) to S. 47: To amend the requirements for speedy notice to victims and to require a report ...2/12/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
43 voted YES 57 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateS. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 20132/12/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
78 voted YES 22 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 23 (McMorris Rodgers) to S. 47: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new ...2/28/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
166 voted YES 257 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseS. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 20132/28/2013This bill PASSED the House
286 voted YES 138 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/22/2013
1/22/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
1/22/2013Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar1/28/2013Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.
1/31/2013Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
2/04/2013Measure laid before Senate by motion.
2/04/2013Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
select this voteVote2/04/2013Motion to Proceed on S. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
2/07/2013Considered by Senate.
2/07/2013Amendment SA 14 proposed by Senator McCain for Senator Grassley.
select this voteVote2/07/2013S.Amdt. 14 (Grassley) to S. 47: In the nature of a substitute.
2/11/2013Considered by Senate.
2/11/2013Amendment SA 13 proposed by Senator Coburn.
2/11/2013Amendment SA 15 proposed by Senator Coburn.
2/11/2013Amendment SA 16 proposed by Senator Coburn.
select this voteVote2/11/2013S.Amdt. 13 (Coburn) to S. 47: To reaffirm the inalienable rights of every American citizen guaranteed by the Constitution of ...
select this voteVote2/12/2013Amendment SA 11 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
2/12/2013Considered by Senate.
2/12/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
2/12/2013Received in the House.
2/12/2013Held at the desk.
2/12/2013Amendment SA 10 proposed by Senator Portman.
2/12/2013Amendment SA 11 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Murkowski.
2/12/2013Considered by Senate.
2/12/2013Considered by Senate.
2/12/2013Amendment SA 21 proposed by Senator Leahy.
select this voteVote2/12/2013S.Amdt. 21 (Leahy) to S. 47: To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the Trafficking Victims Protection ...
select this voteVote2/12/2013S.Amdt. 10 (Portman) to S. 47: To clarify that child victims of sex trafficking are eligible to receive assistance under ...
select this voteVote2/12/2013S.Amdt. 15 (Coburn) to S. 47: To more quickly resolve rape cases and reduce the deficit by consolidating unnecessary duplication ...
select this voteVote2/12/2013S.Amdt. 16 (Coburn) to S. 47: To amend the requirements for speedy notice to victims and to require a report ...
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage2/12/2013S. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
2/26/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 83 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 47 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. It provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
2/27/2013Rule H. Res. 83 passed House.
2/28/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 83.
2/28/2013Rule provides for consideration of S. 47 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. It provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
2/28/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 47.
2/28/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 83, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
2/28/2013DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
2/28/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote2/28/2013H.Amdt. 23 (McMorris Rodgers) to S. 47: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new ...
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage2/28/2013S. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
2/28/2013Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers.
Presented to President3/04/2013Presented to President.
Enacted3/07/2013Became Public Law No: 113-4.
Signed3/07/2013Signed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 10Portman, Robert [R-OH]February 7, 2013Passed by roll call vote on February 11, 2013.

To clarify that child victims of sex trafficking are eligible to receive assistance under grants provided to enhance the safety of youth and children.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 11Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]February 7, 2013Passed by voice vote on February 11, 2013.

To improve the bill.

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S. Amdt. 12Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 7, 2013Offered on February 6, 2013.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 13Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 7, 2013Failed by roll call vote on February 10, 2013.

To reaffirm the inalienable rights of every American citizen guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 14Grassley, Charles [R-IA]February 7, 2013Failed by roll call vote on February 6, 2013.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 15Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 7, 2013Failed by roll call vote on February 11, 2013.

To more quickly resolve rape cases and reduce the deficit by consolidating unnecessary duplication within the Department of Justice.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 16Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 7, 2013Failed by roll call vote on February 11, 2013.

To amend the requirements for speedy notice to victims and to require a report to Congress.

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S. Amdt. 17Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 7, 2013Offered on February 6, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 18Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]February 7, 2013Offered on February 6, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 19Cornyn, John [R-TX]February 7, 2013Offered on February 6, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 20Warner, Mark [D-VA]February 7, 2013Offered on February 6, 2013.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 21Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]February 7, 2013Passed by roll call vote on February 11, 2013.

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 23McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA5]February 28, 2013Failed by roll call vote on February 28, 2013.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new text entitled "Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013".

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Total contributions given to Senators from Republican/Conservative, which…

oppose this bill

Republican/Conservative$9,662,424
$9,662,424

89 Organizations Support and 4 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013: S. 47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

89 organizations support this bill

9to5
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
AIDS United
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Alaska Federation of Natives
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
American Association of People with Disabilities
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
American Association of University Women
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
American Federation of Government Employees
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
ASCME (2013). Stop Violence Against Women. Retrieved February 1, 2013, from ASCME.
American Federation of Teachers
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
American Sexual Health Association
American Sexual Health Association (2013). Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reintroduced in the U.S. Senate - Take Action Today by Contacting Your Senators Today!. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from ASHA.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Anti-Defamation League
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Asian American Justice Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Association of Flight Attendants
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Avon Global Center For Women And Justice
Naili, Hajer (2013, February 13). VAWA Passes Senate, Turning Attention to House. UPI.com. Retrieved February 21, 2013, from http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/2013/02/13/VAWA-passes-Senate-turning-attention-to-House/WEN-9131360794834/.
Center for American Progress
Stegman, Erik (2013, January 23). 3 Reasons the Violence Against Women Act Has Been Bipartisan for 18 Years, and Why Congress Should Fast Track It. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from Center for American Progress.
Center for Women Policy Studies
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Center for Women's Global Leadership
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
CenterLink
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Coalition on Human Needs
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Faith Trust Institute
Faith Trust Institute (2013, January 23). Breaking News! Violence Against Women Act reintroduced . Retrieved January 31, 2013, from FTI.
Family and Children's Ministries, Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Family Equality Council
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
GetEQUAL
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Girls Incorporated
Girls, Inc. (2013). http://www.girlsinc.org/takeaction/VAWA.html. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from Girls, Inc..
GlobalSolutions.org
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Hip Hop Caucus
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Human Rights Campaign
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Institute for Science and Human Values
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
International Center for Research on Women
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Jewish Women International
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
League of United Latin American Citizens
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Log Cabin Republicans
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
LPAC
Naili, Hajer (2013, February 13). VAWA Passes Senate, Turning Attention to House. UPI.com. Retrieved February 21, 2013, from http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/2013/02/13/VAWA-passes-Senate-turning-attention-to-House/WEN-9131360794834/.
Maryknoll Sisters
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP (2013, February 4). Support a Strong and Comprehensive Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Retrieved February 4, 2013, from NAACP.
National Association of Human Rights Workers
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Association of Social Workers
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Bar Association
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Black Justice Coalition
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Center for Transgender Equality
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Congress of American Indians
National Congress of American Indians (2013, January 23). NCAI Calls for Action on Violence Against Women Act Legislation in 113th Congress. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from NCAI.
National Council of Jewish Women
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Council on Independent Living
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Education Association
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Employment Law Project
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Fair Housing Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Health Law Program
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Immigration Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Organization for Women
National Organization for Women (2013, January 28). VAWA Rises Again – Call Congress to Urge Swift Action. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from NOW.
National Partnership for Women & Families
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Urban League
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
National Women's Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
People for the American Way
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Planned Parenthood
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Refugee Women's Network
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Sealaska Heritage Institute
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Self Magazine
Daniels Hussar, April (2012, March 27). What You Can Do to Support the Violence Against Women Act. Retrieved April 24, 2012, from SELF.
Sentencing Project
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Southern Poverty Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Tahirih Justice Center
Tahirih Justice Center (2013, January 30). Urge your Senators to co-sponsor VAWA 2013 (S.47)!. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from TJC.
Transgender Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
U.S. National Committee for UN Women
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Union for Reform Judaism
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
United Church of Christ
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Women of Reform Judaism
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Women's Environment and Development Organization
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, February 4). VOTE YES on S. 47 Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” and Oppose All Amendments. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Civil Rights.org.
YWCA USA
Hoffman, Desiree (2013, January 4). Letter of Support. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from YMCA.

4 organizations oppose this bill

A Voice for Men
Stoddard, Teri (2013, January 29). Tell Your Senators: Say NO to S.47!. Retrieved January 31, 2013, from A Voice for Men.
Family Research Council
FRC (n.d.). The GOP's Latest Pat Peeve. Retrieved February 5, 2013, from Family Research Council.
Heritage Foundation
HA (2013, February 4). "No" on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Heritage Action for America.
Stop Abusive And Violent Environments
Stoddard, Teri (2013, January 29). E-lert: Tell Your Senators: Say NO to S. 47 and YES to Real VAWA Reform!. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Save Services.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$43,033Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$143,111Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$39,750No
Max BaucusDMT$0$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$0$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$0$1,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$205,636No
John BoozmanRAR$0$80,095No
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$66,500Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$0$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$463,598Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$95,000Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$111,443No
William Thad CochranRMS$0$10,400Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$80,033Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$44,080Yes
John CornynRTX$0$238,248No
William CowanDMA$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$200Yes
Ted CruzRTX$0$1,165,703No
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$7,250No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$1,000Yes
Deb FischerRNE$0$104,637Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,256,463Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$0$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$-400Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$18,800No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$59,800No
Kay HaganDNC$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$0$23,600No
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$144,437Yes
Mazie HironoDHI$0$0Yes
John HoevenRND$0$21,900Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$108,375No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$31,750Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$47,376No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$215,403No
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
Timothy KaineDVA$0$100Yes
Angus KingIME$0$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$0$272,674Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$62,296No
Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$0$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$220,423Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$368,583No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$27,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$7,650Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$301,635No
Rob PortmanROH$0$209,431Yes
Mark PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$4,600Yes
Jim RischRID$0$230,059No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$130,249No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$0$809,176No
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$0$219,037No
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$44,300No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$5,700Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$322,208No
Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$1,215,682Yes
Mark UdallDCO$0$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$254,175Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$0$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$2,550Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$124,775Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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That Oppose
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Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$111,261$43,033Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$54,050$143,111Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,203,477$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$43,383$39,750No
Max BaucusDMT$309,564$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$684,652$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$696,832$1,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$288,100$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$152,654$215,186No
John BoozmanRAR$43,950$80,095No
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,115,291$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,482,614$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$35,400$66,500Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$296,908$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$290,645$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$111,110$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$460,328$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$91,850$466,898Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$41,500$95,500Yes
Tom CoburnROK$16,700$111,443No
William Thad CochranRMS$14,550$10,400Yes
Susan CollinsRME$180,983$80,033Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$237,865$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$161,439$44,080Yes
John CornynRTX$132,325$238,248No
William CowanDMA$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$31,450$200Yes
Ted CruzRTX$70,450$1,176,397No
Joe DonnellyDIN$348,702$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$287,992$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$23,550$7,250No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$386,072$1,000Yes
Deb FischerRNE$46,878$113,687Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$96,900$1,256,463Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$1,438,939$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,474,465$-400Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$55,786$18,800No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$100,300$59,800No
Kay HaganDNC$2,589,793$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$219,603$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$181,232$23,600No
Martin HeinrichDNM$1,187,044$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$430,662$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$51,200$144,437Yes
Mazie HironoDHI$830,686$0Yes
John HoevenRND$26,560$21,900Yes
Jim InhofeROK$58,250$108,875No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$72,250$31,750Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$7,800$48,376No
Ron JohnsonRWI$48,550$215,403No
Tim JohnsonDSD$197,367$0Yes
Timothy KaineDVA$1,182,678$100Yes
Angus KingIME$121,116$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$216,370$272,674Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$517,249$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$464,463$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$266,230$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$228,775$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$18,900$62,796No
Carl LevinDMI$147,845$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$251,515$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$110,350$220,423Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,074,978$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$221,376$371,733No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$346,549$1,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$820,664$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$262,292$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$59,950$27,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$58,750$7,650Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$1,031,232$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,037,770$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$391,942$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$40,322$301,635No
Rob PortmanROH$99,100$209,431Yes
Mark PryorDAR$152,050$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$124,425$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$725,833$4,600Yes
Jim RischRID$8,450$230,059No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$21,039$130,249No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$103,900$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$140,680$826,976No
Bernie SandersIVT$433,389$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$94,460$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$663,542$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$73,377$223,187No
Jeff SessionsRAL$3,150$44,300No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,626,047$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$36,950$5,700Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$755,267$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$761,147$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$59,250$322,208No
Patrick ToomeyRPA$102,356$1,215,682Yes
Mark UdallDCO$790,692$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$900,359$0Yes
David VitterRLA$65,475$254,175Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$1,009,009$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,809,215$2,550Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$206,394$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$64,950$127,575Yes
Ron WydenDOR$213,021$0Yes

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$12,302,378
Women's issues$10,132,319
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$5,066,908
Abortion policy/Pro-Choice$2,323,172
Health care services$2,252,992
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,641,956
Air transport unions$1,491,625
Teachers unions$1,317,530
Federal employees unions$1,234,298
Minority/Ethnic Groups$937,559
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$899,588
Defense policy, doves$667,989
Food service & related unions$654,724
State & local govt employee unions$593,570
Children's rights$582,598
Health & welfare policy$466,050
Communications & hi-tech unions$449,100
Welfare & Social Work$448,704
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$413,978
Labor Unions$320,950
Other unions$192,167
Human Rights$44,600
Immigration Rights Policy$0

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,662,424
Christian Conservative$62,994
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