“We cannot allow VAWA to become another victim of election-year gridlock,” said Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL). “A strong, bicameral compromise can and should protect all victims of violence. And these recommendations reflect years of input from our volunteers and counselors on the front lines, fighting domestic violence in communities across the country.”
God forbid we let something with bipartisan support get passed without fuckery.
eta: Just noticed there’s no title: The upshot here is 1/3 of Native women will be raped in their lifetime. One. Third.