Senate Passes Re-Authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and Now It’s On to the House

Terry O’Neill, president of NOW, is quoted in an article by Meredith Turits of Glamour: “‘I had the sense that VAWA would be easy to get through the 113th Congress fairly quickly because if Republicans learned anything in the 2012 election, they have a problem with women—specially with women around rape. Because they have this problem, I think they are going to need to ameliorate their status with women, which is extroardiarily low right now…If someone like Deb Fischer, who is very conservative, can vote for it, there’s no reason why Republicans can’t vote for it.'”