Senate Democrats Achieve 60 Votes For Violence Against Women Act
The Senate has the 60 votes necessary to pass Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and override any possible filibuster.
Next up in the Senate: The Violence Against Women Act.Senate Democrats have achieved the 60 votes necessary to bypass a filibuster and reauthorize the domestic violence legislation.JUST TOPPED magic number of 60 bipartisan cosponsors of my #VAWA legisl.; Were moving briskly toward Senate vote on the Leahy-Crapo Bill, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) wrote Thursday afternoon on Twitter.The seven Republicans who have joined 53 Democrats in support of the legislation are Sens. Kelly Ayotte (NH), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Crapo (ID), Dean Heller (NV), Mark Kirk (IL), Jerry Moran (KS) and Lisa Murkowski (AK).A floor vote is expected as early as next week.
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