H.R. 4271 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

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Mar 27, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gwen Moore

Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2012
Length: 200 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 4970 (same title)
Passed House — May 16, 2012

S. 1925 (same title)
Passed Senate — Apr 26, 2012

S. 2338 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Apr 24, 2012

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To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

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Mar 27, 2012

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