Rep. Loretta Sanchez Opposes Republican’s Partisan and Dangerous “Violence Against Women Act”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Santa Ana (Photo: Lou Delgado)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) voted against the House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday because it would be a step backwards in the fight against domestic abuse.  The legislation did include a bill that Rep. Sanchez introduced this Congress that would have updated the federal stalking statute to the 21st century. However, the bill removes existing protections for immigrant women, putting them at greater risk of domestic and sexual abuse.

“The Violence Against Women Act has never been a partisan issue until House Republicans this Congress chose to make it so,” said Sanchez.  “This version of the bill put forth by Republicans is outrageous and deeply disappointing.  It rolls back confidentiality protections for abused immigrant women and it also omits improvements the Senate bill made to the law, which would have made sure all victims of domestic abuse are afforded help – no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

This is an example of partisan gridlock at its worst.  I urge House Republicans to put politics aside and prioritize the safety and security of all women.”

The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 222-205.

  1 comment for “Rep. Loretta Sanchez Opposes Republican’s Partisan and Dangerous “Violence Against Women Act”

  1. MikeM128
    May 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Once again the Federal government is trying to pass laws that trample states rights. You can use Supreme Court decisions all you want. We all know what our founders wanted for us and this country is not it. I think if this were 1776 they would be taking up arms against Washington just like the British.

    Hate crimes, violence against anyone laws are all a joke. If you commit a violent crime you should be prosecuted. It’s easier for Congress to pass laws like this than it is to keep us from becoming Greece. It is simple pandering.

    No life, no person is any more valuable than another.

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