The GOP-led 112th Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a previously non-partisan, non-ideological tool used by law enforcement and government officials to combat domestic violence. Thus far, the GOP-led 113th Congress has refused to send a signal to women that they intend to change course:
487: The number of days since House Republicans let the Violence Against Women Act expire in 2011.
5: The number of Senate Republicans who have signed on as cosponsors to S. 47, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act slated for a vote in the Senate next week.
0: The number of House Republicans who have signed on as cosponsors to H.R. 11.