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S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

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A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Patrick Leahy

Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012
Length: 208 pages
Nov 30, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 26, 2012 but was never passed by the House.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


60 Cosponsors (50 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 2 Independents)

See Instead

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


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (Apr 23, 2012)

What legislators are saying

Remarks Of Senator Patrick Leahy At The VAWA National Days of Action Rally
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2012

Cardin praises senate passage of reauthorization of violence against women act
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2012

Support for the Hutchison-Grassley Substitute on the Violence Against Women Act
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on Apr 26, 2012

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Nov 30, 2011

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Feb 2, 2012
Ordered Reported

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Apr 26, 2012
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

S. 1925 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1925. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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