House Republicans Expected to Give Up On VAWA, Pass Senate Version


House Republicans seem resigned that their version of the Violence Against Women Act is a loser with their own members and are likely to pass the Senate bill this week without changes, reports Politico. The GOP bill – which has encountered rough water – will be set up as an amendment to the Senate's bipartisan bill. If that fails – which Republican insiders expect – the House would then vote on the Senate's bill. Final passage is expected tomorrow. The move is, essentially, a concession that House Republicans cannot pass their own version of the Violence Against Women Act after many, many months. The main lingering issues for the House's bill was how it handled violence in tribal areas.

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