prospect.org — Every so often, Congress has to tackle “no-brainer” legislation. These are bills that, for the most part, are broadly supported by both parties and don’t require much in the way of time, negotiation, or effort to resolve and pass. One of them is the Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding for shelters and other services, and targets resources toward prosecution of violent crimes against women. House conservatives would rather kill the Violence Against Women Act—which has helped drive a significant reduction in domestic violence—than allow it to be reauthorized with new protections for Native Americans, LGBT Americans, and undocumented immigrants. Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican Party.
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