August 1, 2012 05:18 PM

Republicans object to sending VAWA to House

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to discharge the Finance Committee from further consideration of H.R.9 and the Senate proceed to its consideration, strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text of S.1925, the  Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, as passed by the Senate on April 26th by a vote of 68-31, and the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed.

Senator Grassley objected.

Senator Grassley then asked consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #406, HR 4970, the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; that all after the enacting clause be stricken, the text of the Senate-passed VAWA bill, S.1925, with a modification that strikes sections 805 and 810 related to the immigration provisions; that the bill be read three times and passed; and the Senate request a conference with the House and the Chair authorized to appoint conferees on part of the Senate with a ratio agreed to by both Leaders.

Senator Murray objected.