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After the Senate votes on the Violence Against Women Act this week, it's up to House Republican leadership whether the bill will get a vote and finally be reauthorized. This is kind of a scary prospect, given that the House refused to work with the Senate's bipartisan bill last year, but this time around, after an election in which their War on Women received major attention, the pressure on Republicans has to be even greater, and House Democrats are looking to ramp it up with this video.

The video was released to coincide with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's big policy speech at the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday afternoon. Here's an obvious piece of policy, a bipartisan bill already written for a popular, effective policy that's been allowed to lapse. This video presses the question of what Cantor is going to say or do about it.

"No matter how much the Tea Party House Republicans try to rebrand their party, the fact remains: They are still the party that is blocking funding to prevent domestic violence," said Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Emily Bittner. "No sales job can change the truth, that Tea Party House Republicans will relentlessly pursue their War on Women."
This is on Republicans—House Republicans specifically. That's where it has to stay, and it's good to see Democrats being assertive about making that happen.

Keep up the pressure on Congress to reauthorize the expanded, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act.

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:52 AM PST.

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