|Coffman statement on passage of the Violence Against Women Act|
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate and passed the Violence Against Women Act. The passage of the bill comes only days after U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman called on House leadership to bring the Senate version of VAWA up for a vote.
Coffman, R-Colo., released the following statement after VAWA’s passage--
“I am pleased the House passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act today. This measure is necessary to protect the health and safety of women who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and will bring violent criminals to justice.”
###Published on February 28, 2013