Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization

H.R. 4970 Cantor Adams Violence Against Women Act

Feminist Majority Supported a NAY Vote

The House and Senate passed very different versions of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The House version, introduced by Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Sandy Adams (R-FL) eliminated major provisions that were included in the bipartisan Senate bill including increasing protections against violence on college campuses and protections for immigrant and Native American women and the LGBT community. Final passage of VAWA reauthorization remains stalled as advocates, including the Feminist Majority push for the House to pass the inclusive, bipartisan Senate bill.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress but was not sent to the floor for a vote.  Scoring is based upon whether members signed on as cosponsor.