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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-S0047 on Jan 22, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
Source: S.47/H.R.11
Introduction by co-sponsor Sen. Kay Hagan (D,NC):
We have a serious responsibility to ensure that women and families are protected. The rates of violence and abuse in our country are astounding and totally unacceptable: domestic violence affects more than 12 million people each year. In my home state, 73 women and children are killed on average every year because of domestic violence.

Since 1994, the STOP Program has provided grants for services, training, officers, and prosecutors, and has transformed our criminal justice system and victim support services. And this bill includes the bipartisan SAFER Act, which helps fund audits of untested DNA evidence and reduces this backlog of rape kits. I ask you: What other victims in America have to identify the attacker before authorities will take action? None.Introduction by Sen. Chuck Grassley(R,IA):
I urge my Republican colleagues, as I will do, to support the motion to proceed. There has long been bipartisan support for the Violence Against Women Act. Too many women are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. There is overwhelming bipartisan support for 98% of what is contained in S. 47. [Since our negative vote last session], controversial provisions have been removed. The key stumbling block to enacting a bill at this time is the provision concerning Indian tribal courts. Negotiations are continuing, and compromises would allow the bill to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support. Introduction by Sen. Pat Leahy (D,VT):
Our bill will allow services to get to those in the LGBT community who have had trouble accessing services in the past. The rates of domestic and sexual violence in these communities are equal to or greater than those of the general population. We also have key improvements for immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Also see the related House of Representatives bill H.R.11.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: More funding & services for victims of domestic violence (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored more services for victims of domestic violence (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-S0047

Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic ChallengerJan 28, 2013
Max Baucus s1oMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 24, 2013
Mark Begich s1oAK Democratic Jr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Michael Bennet s1oCO Democratic Jr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Richard Blumenthal s1oCT Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2013
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr SenatorFeb 4, 2013
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2013
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland DemocratJan 23, 2013
Tom Carper s1oDE Democratic Sr SenatorJan 31, 2013
Bob Casey s1oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurerJan 22, 2013
Chris Coons s1oDE Democratic Jr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Mo Cowan s1oMA Democratic AppointeeFeb 7, 2013
Joe Donnelly s1oIN Democratic ChallengerJan 29, 2013
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Al Franken s1oMN Democrat/DFL Jr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Kirsten Gillibrand s1oNew York DemocratJan 28, 2013
Kay Hagan s1oNC Democratic Jr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 28, 2013
Martin Heinrich s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jan 28, 2013
Heidi Heitkamp s1oND Democratic ChallengerJan 24, 2013
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jan 28, 2013
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 30, 2013
Tim Kaine s1oVA Democratic ChallengerJan 29, 2013
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2013
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 28, 2013
Patrick Leahy s2pVT Democratic Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 28, 2013
Joe Manchin III s1oWV Democratic SenatorJan 28, 2013
Claire McCaskill s1oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state AuditorJan 22, 2013
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 28, 2013
Jeff Merkley s1oOR Democratic Jr SenatorJan 28, 2013
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Chris Murphy s1oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jan 29, 2013
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr SenatorJan 31, 2013
Mark Pryor s1oAR Democratic Sr SenatorJan 24, 2013
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2013
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jan 28, 2013
Brian Schatz s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator AppointeeJan 31, 2013
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2013
Jeanne Shaheen s1oNH Democratic Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr SenatorJan 24, 2013
Jon Tester s1oMT Democratic Jr SenatorJan 23, 2013
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously RepresentativeJan 22, 2013
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)Jan 23, 2013
Mark Warner s1oVA Democratic Sr Senator; previously GovernorJan 28, 2013
Elizabeth Warren s1oMA Democratic ChallengerJan 23, 2013
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney generalJan 23, 2013
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr SenatorJan 23, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-S0047

Kelly Ayotte s1oNH Republican Jr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Michael Crapo s1oID Republican Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Dean Heller s1oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)Jan 31, 2013
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr SenatorJan 22, 2013
Jerry Moran s1oKansas Republican (until 2010)Jan 29, 2013
Lisa Murkowski s1oAK Republican Sr SenatorJan 22, 2013



Independents participating in 13-S0047

Angus King s1oME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002)Jan 23, 2013
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont IndependentJan 28, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 53
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2


















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