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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sen. Murray Talks Violence Against Women

Posted by on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Democrat members of Congress reintroduced the Violence Against Women Act today—the bill aimed at combating violence against women that House Republicans failed to renew it last session (under the leadership of a few bigoted dickheads). However, Senator Patty Murray's office just confirmed that the press conference announcing the return of the bill has been postponed until tomorrow.

But Murray isn't waiting until tomorrow. She just released her own statement on the Violence Against Women Act, and bless her, she's busting out of the gate swinging. Here's what she has to say:

“The fate of the Violence Against Women Act still lays squarely on the shoulders of Eric Cantor and John Boehner. To date they have refused to listen to countless law enforcement and women’s groups as well as moderate voices in their own party in the House and Senate who’ve said we need to pass the Senate’s bipartisan bill that extends protections to millions of new women.

“In a new Congress, on a newly reintroduced bill, the House Republican leadership faces the same choice. They can either kowtow those on the far right of their caucus who would turn battered women away from care, or they can stand with Democrats, moderate Republicans, and the many millions of Americans who believe that who a person loves, where they live, or their immigration status shouldn’t determine whether they are protected from violence."


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Matt from Denver 1
"Democrat members of Congress..." Are you going rogue (or rouge) on us, Cienna?
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
sperifera 2
Somehow, I can't see Dino Rossi doing the same thing. I'm so glad Sen. Murray kicked his sorry bum.
Posted by sperifera on January 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM · Report this
The Republic leadership in the House will surely stop this nonsense from becoming law.
Posted by MisterAdeline on January 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM · Report this
mrbarky 4
Good for the Democrat Party for standing up for women.
Posted by mrbarky on January 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM · Report this
matt 5
Democratic members. Democratic Party. "Democrat Party members" is a Republican epithet. That is, a Republic Party epithet.
Posted by matt on January 22, 2013 at 3:51 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 6
Go Senator Murray! You're one of the few politicians I've ever gladly voted for. Keep up the good work.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on January 22, 2013 at 4:42 PM · Report this
Sen Murray is VERY valuable to WA State ! Don't underestimate how much she does. She is a leading voice for the veterans.
Posted by pat L on January 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM · Report this
Cienna, you kicked ass tonight! I was so glad to be there. Thanks!
Posted by wxPDX on January 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM · Report this
If Patty Murray doesn't fight like hell to amend Senate Rules on filibuster and cloture TODAY and put a definitive END to filibuster abuse -- which, according to what I've been reading, she is NOT -- most of the progressive stands she pretends to take are just lip service. Well ... not this one. This one is a diversion. Go through her contribution reports at the FEC's site and her donor analyses at and you'll figure out who she's really working for.
Posted by PCM on January 23, 2013 at 7:40 AM · Report this

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