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    This page contains bills sponsored by presidential contenders. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

07-S1515 on May 24, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: establishing a domestic violence volunteer attorney network
Source: Domestic Violence Attorney Network Act (S.1515/H.R.6088)
National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network Act - Authorizes grants to the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence to work in collaboration with the American Bar Association Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and other organizations to create, recruit lawyers for, and provide training, mentoring, and technical assistance for a National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network.

Requires the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice to designate five states in which to implement the pilot program of a National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Referral Project and distribute funds under this Act.

Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study and report to Congress on the scope and quality of legal representation and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.


  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network
  • Headline 2: Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network

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Democrats participating in 07-S1515

Evan Bayh s2oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Casey s2oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
John Conyers s1iMichigan Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 



Republicans participating in 07-S1515

Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 07-S1515

Joe Biden s1iDE Vice President 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 11
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1


















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