House renews violence act
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SEPTEMBER 27, 2000

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which is set to expire September 30 without similar passage from the Senate.

Passed in 1994, the legislation is designed to prevent intimate partner violence and help women escape violent situations. On Monday, President Clinton visited New Mexico to announce funding for tribal domestic violence programs but also to press Congress to renew the bill.

After Tuesday's passage, Clinton said its time for the Senate to do the same. The current session of Congress is set to end October 6.

A survey released in July showed that Native American women reported the highest rates of rape, physical assault, and stalking than any other group.

Get the Intimate Partner Violence Survey:
Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey (The National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice. July 2000)

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Relevant Links:
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice -