The Majority Of House Republicans Don’t Support The Violence Against Women Act

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March 18, 2021

The bill would add both firearm restrictions for those convicted of dating violence and protections for transgender people, additions that many Republicans have vocalized their dissatisfaction for. Jennifer Becker, deputy legal director at Legal Momentum, weighs in saying, "everything that we advocate for in VAWA is based on the reality of what we know victims are being subjected to, and what we know survivors need to seek safety, accountability, healing. These provisions are central to ensuring that people stay alive."