H.R. 4970 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012


Apr 27, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 16, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Sandy Adams

Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 21, 2012
Length: 192 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

Summary (CRS)

5/16/2012--Passed House amended.Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 - Section3 - Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) to add or expand definitions of several terms for ... Read more >

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Apr 27, 2012

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May 8, 2012
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May 16, 2012
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4970”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (40R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 16, 2012 5:29 p.m.
Passed 222/205

Related Bills

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H.R. 4982 (Related)
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2012

S. 1925 (Related)
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 26, 2012

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