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Rep. Debbie Dingell joins the fight to save the Violence Against Women Act.

On Thursday, she helped unveil legislation re-authorizing funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Last reauthorized in 2013, the VAWA was set to expire on Sept. 30, 2018. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and two Republicans from New York introduced legislation to extend the bill through the end of March.

It includes two provisions written by Dingell, one of which would make it more difficult for perpetrators of dating violence and stalking to access guns and another that would provide greater access to behavioral health and safety resources.

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Dingell joins effort to revive Violence Against Women Act ⋆ Michigan Advance

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) on Thursday helped unveil legislation re-authorizing funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The legislation lapsed last month after Congress failed to extend it. Republicans h…
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