Grassley Substitute Amendment to the Violence Against Women Act
On the Amendment
02/07/2013
Senate Roll Call No. 13
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 34-65 (see complete tally)
On February 7, 2013, the Senate rejected a substitute amendment offered by Sen. Grassley (R-IA) to the Violence Against Women Act (S.47) by a vote of 34-65.  The ACLU opposed the substitute amendment because it omitted protections for LGBT individuals and added several new provisions, such as mandatory minimum sentences for aggravated sexual abuse, a new aggravated felony for drunk driving under immigration laws, and an expansion of existing cyber-stalking laws that would violate the First Amendment.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 13
Votes For : 34
Votes Against : 65
Not Voting : 1

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