Violence Against Women Act & Eric Cantor

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, ) signed as by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district, serving since 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011. 5.0/5

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Eric Cantor and the House Republicans even tried to block the Violence Against Women Act.
BREAKING: Eric Cantor will step down as Majority Leader. Tea Party now is in full control of Congress. After losing his seat to a reckless Tea Party extremist last night for not being extreme enough, Eric Cantor will step down as House Majority Leader. The Tea Party extremists who are battling to replace him want to defund Planned Parenthood, privatize Social Security, supported the Ryan Budget and voted against the Violence Against Women Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act! And their attitude is “my way or the highway.” Compromise and bipartisanship are dirty words. Eric Cantor's — hardly a moderate himself — departure means that the House of Representatives is going to get even more extreme.
Eric Cantor: “What was my proudest moment serving in the House? The time we blocked the Violence Against Women Act for no …
The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act.
IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL , LONG AWAITED VICTORY FOR WOMAN'S GROUPS. More than a year after the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), President Obama heads to the Department of Interior today to sign into law its reauthorization, signaling a long-awaited victory for advocates on behalf of women, domestic violence victims, and American Indians who were for months stymied in their efforts to get the bill signed into law. The legislation, which aims to protect the victims of domestic violence, was originally passed in 1994 as part of a larger crime bill, and has been reauthorized twice since then. Democrats' efforts to renew the bill in 2011 failed amid Republican concerns about some of its expanded protections, however, and no similar legislation has made it through both the House and Senate until late last month. "This is hugely important," said Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in an interview with "This piece of legislation has just been so core a ...
With the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, thousands of law enforcement officers will be better equipped to stop violence before it starts, and respond to calls of help when they are needed.
I'm not suprised that Eric Cantor voted Nay to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. I'm not suprised that all the Nay votes in both the House and Senate came from Republicans, however I am suprised that Michelle Bachmann voted against the bill.
Obama signed unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act that usurping States Rghts, props up crony programs that don't work & puts economic pressure on those vulnerable to violence thru unemployment and economic hardship.
National Review: In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’ House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay. In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday, Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks. Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate.
Did you know that the Violence Against Women Act makes convicted felons (and unable to own a firearm) of ANY person, (not just men), if convicted of such crimes as using "unpleasant language or words" against any person, not just women!!!
Eric Cantor is no conservative. Threatened civil war against real conservatives who vote against Violence Against Women Act tomorrow.
The new Violence Against Women Act (Supremes ruled it unconstitutional in 2000) will permit immigration to the US for foreigners if they are victims of domestic violence. The definition of domestic violence includes 'unpleasant speech' & 'emotional distress'! The Act now extends not just to women, but includes men, homosexuals, transgenders, illegal aliens, criminals, & more. Also, did you know if you are convicted of domestic violence you cannot own a firearm? What if you are convicted for 'unpleasant speech'? Sounds like a big back door to deprive people of their 2nd amendment rights. ( a little aside here...did you know that in some areas in Canada, preachers can't say anything negative about homosexuality. What next?)
What a joke: 24 hours from now, House Republicans are expected to vote on what they’re calling the "Violence Against Women Act" -- BUT, they're actually planning to strip out essential protections for LGBT victims of domestic abuse, Native Americans, and immigrants. This is inexcusable and wrong. We need to protect more victims of abuse, not less -- and time is running out. Will you add your name and tell House Republicans to pass the real version of VAWA?
Time to send a letter to our Congress Critters. Dear Gregg, Did you know that 3 out of 5 Native American women will be abused by their partners during their lifetime?1 And of Native American women who are raped, 86% are raped by non-Native American men?2 Or that 1 out of 3 LGBT relationships experience domestic violence--similar to the rate of domestic abuse in heterosexual couples?3 That's why it's great the Senate just reauthorized the life-saving Violence Against Women Act with strong bipartisan support. The bill expands protections to communities who need it most but have had trouble accessing services--communities like LGBT, Native American and immigrant people. But the tea-party controlled House of Representatives is still refusing to act--specifically because they oppose these important expansions. This stalling is what caused VAWA to expire--for the first time in its history--last year. And if House conservatives don't hear from us right now, they could get away with blocking it again. As Rep. Gow ...
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that GOP leaders are still sorting out how they plan to move forward on Violence Against Women Act legislation. But in a major shift from last year's debacle over the issue, Boehner signaled that he may be open to taking up the expanded...
The Senate just voted and the Violence Against Women Act could be law again in just days. But House Republicans are standing in the way of it passing. Sign our petition and demand that House Republicans like Eric Cantor stop their shameful delays and protect American women right now.
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The (Violence Against Women Act) passed the Senate but the House remains--and Eric Cantor is chief blocker.
Will and House Republicans attempt to block the Violence Against Women Act? WATCH:
The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act with bipartisan support. Only 224 House Republicans stand in the way of protecting victims of domestic violence. We need you to act now to ensure that the Senate bill is passed quickly by the Republican-controlled House.
Michael Wautier via Diana J. Uribe Diana J. Uribe: "A final vote on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act is now scheduled for Monday. Please go to this site and sign Kyrsten's petition to Eric Cantor to renew this extremely important legislation!!" I thought that our elected representatives were supposed to vote according to what OUR wishes and needs in - represent us and be OUR voice.
Republican Eric Cantor is blocking the "Violence Against Women Act" And they wonder why they got trounced with women's vote. Oh and did I mention the war on reproductive rights are alive and well and Bills are being introduced all across red America as I speak to end Planned Parenthood and require evasive measures before an abortion can be performed.
It's a darned shame, one in 3 women will be raped or abused in their lifetime and Eric Cantor is expected to block the House from voting on the reinstating the Violence Against Women Act--what does that say about his attitude about his mother, his wife, daughters, sisters, his female staff, all women--the issue, apparently is the new version includes Native American women and the *** community; so?
Violence Against Women Act Restarting a politically tinged debate, the Senate voted 85 to 8 on Monday evening to take up a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. The measure foundered last year on Republican concern over obscure issues like the bill’s inclusion of additional visas for abused illegal immigrants, its treatment of same-sex couples and its strengthening of American Indian courts. Final Senate passage is expected by the end of the week — with broad, bipartisan support. House Republican leaders are struggling for a way forward. On Tuesday, Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Majority Leader, will meet with Representative Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma, to try to compromise on the biggest sticking point, a provision that would allow American Indian women assaulted on reservations by non-Indians to go to tribal courts, which have no jurisdiction over assailants who do not live on Indian land.
"The new "savior" of the Republican party voted against the Violence Against Women Act, doesn't believe in climate change, opposes *** marriage... Stop me if this sounds familiar..."
The Senate passed an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act months ago, but House Republicans refuse to vote on a version that protects LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims. Republican leadership is running out of time to put this life-saving bill up for a vote.
As expected, the Senate approved the motion to proceed on the Violence Against Women Act by an 85-8 margin once again Monday afternoon, with even some of the most conservative Republicans voting ...
Sen. Murray’s statement on Senate vote to consider Violence Against Women Act WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., released the following statement Monday after the Senate voted to proceed to debate on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): “Today’s vote brings us one step closer to finally renewing our national commitment to ending domestic violence. And while I’m encouraged by the renewed sense of bipartisanship on this issue in the Senate, and look forward to its passage in the near future, the ultimate fate of VAWA still lays squarely on the shoulders of Eric Cantor and John Boehner. They can either give in to the extreme voices of their caucus or they can stand with Democrats, moderate Republicans, and the many millions of Americans who believe there is no reason this critical bill should be put on the back burner or delayed any further. "Too many women have been left vulnerable while House Republican leaders have played politics and I encourage the moderate Republican voices in t ...
I just read an article about the Republican's rejection of renewing the Violence Against Women Act, which they blocked over a year ago. Apparently, Eric Cantor didn't like a provision that allowed tribal courts jurisdiction if a Native American woman was assaulted by a non-Native while on reservation. Republicans racist, or do they just have no respect for women? I'm guessing it's both. Pathetic. :/
Leaders in Congress have just introduced a bill to expand and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Every minute they delay, women across America face danger and abuse. Lives are at stake. Tell Congress to act and pass VAWA right away.
WASHINGTON The National Congress of American Indians is calling for immediate action on the Violence Against Women Act.
Senate Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, dropping one component of their previous proposal in an effort to eliminate a procedural objection that House...
I live in Virginia now. Looks like I need to vote out this Senator Cantor. "On December 14, Two-Spirit leaders from 12 different states called upon the two principle negotiators of the reauthorization the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Vice-President Biden and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia), to include Native women. This action was taken in light of news reports that Cantor was supportive of this bill as along as one key provision was removed: the protection for Native American women. The Two-Spirit leadership asked for tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders who commit acts of domestic violence or violate protection orders against our Native women; clarifying tribal civil authority to issue and enforce protection orders regardless of the nationality, race or sex of the offender; and for Federal criminal offenses to be made consistent with model domestic violence laws. Within hours of sending their letter, Lynn Rosenthal, a White House Advisor to Vice-President Biden, responded, “The . ...
VAWA died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. America got a telegram from the House: Eric Cantor let the Violence Against Women Act die with many points between it and the Senate bill unreconciled.
Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options. [especially immigrant workers and Indigenous women]
Wow! Congresswoman Jenkins, "Do you agree with Leader Cantor that the Senate is responsible for failure of passing the Violence Against Women Act in the House???" Republican extreme politicians are over the edge.
The Republicans' block on renewing the Violence Against Women Act is a despicable attack on women and minorities.
The Violence Against Women Act first became law in 1994 and has since been routinely reauthorized without controversy. By providing resources for law enforcement to combat spousal abuse, it has protected countless women from domestic violence. But the 2012 re-authorization, like many initiatives of the just-concluded Congress, fell prey to House Republican resistance — in this case, to expanding the Act to cover more women. In the end, House GOP leaders refused bring to a vote a bill that passed the Senate with a bipartisan supermajority.
If you're keeping score at home, for the first time in 18 years, there is no such thing as the Violence Against Women Act. Here in the new day of bipartisan compromise, and operating through what I am continually told is a new governing coalition of People Who Aren't Barking Mad, the House Of Repres...
Nancy Pelosi calling for a quick passage of the Violence Against Women Act... as if we should even have to pass such an act. Veruca.
There are literally hundreds of people who are suffering because of our Congress, tonight. John Boehner and Eric Cantor are currently throwing a hissy fit over being pressured into going along with the fiscal cliff bill. What are they doing? The bill to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy never made it to the floor. The Violence Against Women Act has been left to expire. They don't care. They are like whiny little boys. This needs to stop. We need to go forward. I have had enough
It's difficult to see how the Republicans are going to appeal to more women voters after killing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) at the conclusion of the 112th Congress. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor blocked the bill passed by the Senate; he simply could not abide added protections for American Indian, undocumented, *** and trans women...
So, for the first time in the Act's history, the Violence Against Women Act was just allowed to expire... I guess because Eric Cantor doesn't feel Native American Women should be afforded the same rights that the rest of women enjoy in this country. Or, rather, 'enjoyed'. Due to the provision of including Native women in the program, the entire bill has been hung out to dry. The Act was passed in 1994 to curb domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It has been the most successful legislation to-date at accomplishing this goal. It has dramatically improved the law enforcement response to Violence Against Women and has provided critical services necessary to support women in their struggle to overcome abusive situations. I am so ashamed of our House of Representatives right now. This has always been a no-fuss, bipartisan legislation to pass--until now.
“One of the standoffs that ultimately meant that the Violence Against Women Act disappeared after eighteen years of implementation was over Native American tribal rights. Cantor explicitly refused to back a bill that included expanded jurisdiction for Native American tribes in the prosecution of rape cases. One in three Native American women have been raped or experienced an attempted rape and in 86 percent of rape cases, the perpetrator was someone non-Native. Legislation that would have worked to allow tribal governments to exercise greater authority in prosecuting non-Native American alleged rapists was deemed unacceptable by rep Eric Cantor.”
Eric Cantor's statement today on the Violence Against Women Act isn't likely to quell increasing criticism.
Boehner and Cantor allowed a decades-old Violence Against Women Act to die yesterday when — like the Hurricane Sandy bill — they refused to bring it to the floor.
Last night Eric Cantor led the House Republicans to allow the Violence Against Women Act expire and die a quiet death.
Supporting South Dakota Reservations Page "Protecting rapists, murderers by killing VAWA" ~ Protecting non native & white rapists, violent offenders & murderers. Eric Cantor & whoever & whatever other legislation BS bargaining agenda Congress has going on at the expense of native women, who btw are murdered largely by domestic partners at 10 times the national average. A higher percent of assailants against native women are committed by white men when compared to other ethnic groups. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! This quote was passed to us today by a reliable source, and we have since found it can not be sourced. We therefore can not verify that Majority Leader Cantor said this. It is, however, we believe appropriate to note that given recent debates about “legitimate rape,” women’s bodies and rights from the GOP, and the fact that the House refuses to pass the Violence Against Women Act, it was not implausible for us to believe this to be true. TP (Although, actions speak louder than words)
CORRECTION: Eric Cantor only opposes the Violence Against Women Act because it protects Native American women.
As efforts to push the Violence Against Women Act to the finish line have resumed, some House Members are attempting to remove protections for Native women from VAWA. This is unacceptable: all women deserve equal rights and protection under the law.
Congress has reached a standstill over the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which funds various local programs, because of a controversy about the expansion of protections for *** and *** and undocumented immigrants.
Deborah Parker and NCAI's Taskforce on Violence Against Women continue to shed light in the national media about the important tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Watch this video from the today's first segment on VAWA on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC.
Why Eric Cantor is holding up passage of the expanded Violence Against Women Act? Let us know your take on Violence Against Women
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Congressional Republicans headed by Eric Cantor are stalling on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate has already passed a bill that increases protection for Native, LGBT ...
Eric Cantor reportedly holding up Violence Against Women Act over protections for Native Americans
GOP pig Eric Cantor wants protection for Native women removed from the Violence Against Women Act:
Eric Cantor: "We blocked the Violence Against Women Act because the Senate forced it on us without our consent. I'm sure women understand."
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