Feb 28, 2013
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on the Passage of VAWA
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the passage of the Violence Against Women Act:
“More than 500 days after the Violence Against Women Act expired, commonsense has finally prevailed over the extremism and dysfunction of this Tea Party Congress. While it is outrageous and unacceptable that women had to wait this long, this measure extends vital protections to women across the country, and its passage will make women and communities safer.
“As we look past this victory today, we know the fight will go on – and House Democrats will continue to stand up for women even as Tea Party House Republicans wage an unrelenting assault on their rights."