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Chuck Grassley: GOP Won’t Filibuster Violence Against Women Act

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From left: Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Dianne Feinstein and Patty Murray urge reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act at a news conference today.

“It is very important that it not be made political fodder,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said. The California Democrat added that the bill is not a new concept and has been expanded several times in the past.

“We all thought it was a no-brainer to extend it to everybody,” she said, adding that it was a “big surprise” to her in the Judiciary Committee when the Republicans voted against it.

Presuming the bill gets through the Senate, it faces a more difficult road in the House.

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