House passes domestic violence bill, pushes issue to Senate
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed 244-172 with 29 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation. The White House announced its support earlier Wednesday for reauthorizing VAWA, which aims to reduce domestic and sexual violence and improve the response to it through a variety of grant programs. AdPresident Joe Biden introduced the original Violence Against Women Act in June 1990 when serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A subsequent version was eventually included in a sweeping crime bill that President Bill Clinton would sign into law four years later. Congress has reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act three times since.
Pandemic politicking: Democrats at laptops. GOP at your door
Scott Frostman, the Sauk County Republican Party chairman, speaks with local volunteers during a campaign training session in Baraboo, Wis., on Aug. 31, 2020. Sauk County tipped narrowly for President Donald Trump in 2016, by only 109 votes. Doors win campaigns, Mickey Shelton, a Wisconsin organizer for President Donald Trump, told GOP volunteers in the county Trump carried by a scant 109 votes. Weve got to be respectful of people's views and we have to be careful with COVID-19, but that doesnt mean dont knock on a door," Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt said. The outreach has helped Sauk County Democrats identify 5,000 likely Democratic voters never identified by Clinton's team in 2016, according to Sauk County Democratic Party Chairwoman Tammy Woods.
House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd's death
Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words I can't breathe and changed the course of history, Pelosi said. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is perhaps the most ambitious set of proposed changes to police procedures and accountability in decades. After the GOP policing bill stalled this week, blocked by Democrats, Trump shrugged. The two parties are instead appealing to voters ahead of the fall election, which will determine control of the House, Senate and White House. Senate Democrats believe Senate Republicans will face mounting public pressure to open negotiations and act.