H.Res. XX: Recognizing the 15th Anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act

H.Res. XX

Recognizing the 15th Anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act

Sponsor
Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Date
September 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. XX is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, September 14, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY) September 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. XX would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994;
• "Continues to support the goals and ideals of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994; and
• "Recognizes the need to continue vigorous enforcement of the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and similar Acts and programs to deter and prosecute crimes of violence against women."

Background

September 13, 2009, marked the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.