Pelosi Urges Expansion Of Law To Protect Immigrant Women

By Nadia Dreid (September 18, 2018, 4:33 PM EDT) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday said Republicans' refusal to vote on a long-term version of the Violence Against Women Act that would cover immigrants and LGBT people is an "abdication of our responsibilities to women in our country."

Republicans sought to temporarily extend the law, which provides federal protections and funding for victims of domestic violence, to Dec. 7 instead of voting on a more permanent version proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, that would expand the law and reauthorize it through 2023.

"As members of Congress, it is our responsibility to ensure that every woman, in...

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