Violence Against Women Act http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vawa-passes-congress-without-rep-lummis-support <p></p><p></p><p>The Violence Against Women Act has now passed both the Senate and House of the US Congress.</p><p></p><p>The law seeks to address violent crimes against women, to aid in the prosecution of offenders, and to provide resources for victims. But Wyoming’s three congressional lawmakers all voted against renewing the bill.</p><p></p><p>Representative Cynthia Lummis says for her, the provision allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Native people who abuse Native women on reservations was the deciding factor.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:29:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37359 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support