US Senate renews domestic violence bill despite Republican opposition

Terry O’Neill, president of NOW, is quoted in an article by Karen McVeigh of The Guardian: “O’Neill said that VAWA is a highly cost-effective way of reducing violence by providing services to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.’Marco Rubio has national aspirations,’ she said. ‘His vote against the bill is a demonstration that the Republican party at the highest level is in the grip of a radical fringe. He has altered his stance on immigration since the 2012 election. It’s very striking that the same gentleman does not understand that the Republican party has the same problem with women voters and in the 2012 election, the Republican party also had a problem with women over rape.'”