Cantwell Fights for Women

Source: Ag Info

AgInfo.net - Greg Martin

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell spent some time on the Senate floor earlier this week urging fellow Senators to reject an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 that would have stripped critical protections for Tribal women.

CANTWELL: I’m here to make sure that it is clear to my colleagues that make no mistake that a vote for the Coburn Amendment is a vote against Native American women.  That is because the amendment would strip the bill of provisions that are intended to bring about a better justice to women who have been the victims of domestic violent crimes on Indian reservations.

The amendment was defeated by a vote of 31-59.