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Democrats push for action on Violence Against Women Act

Senate Democrats plan to push for a vote on the S.1925, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, by the end of the month.

The bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Republicans are opposing this provision, among others, despite bipartisan support for it.

The Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act, H.R.4154 and S.1763, is standalone bill that also includes the tribal jurisdiction provisions.

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