U.S. House Passes VAWA; Oscars Packed With Sexism

After nearly a year of partisan infighting on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed to send a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to President Barack Obama’s desk, ThinkProgress reported. On Feb. 28, by a vote of 286 to 138, the House passed the bipartisan Senate-approved version of the bill, one that includes added protections for LGBT, Native American and undocumented victims of domestic violence. All 138 votes against the bill were Republicans.