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

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Introduced:

Nov 30, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012
Length: 208 pages

See Instead:

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

About the bill

Full Title

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

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History

Nov 30, 2011
 
Introduced

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Feb 2, 2012
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 26, 2012
 
Passed Senate

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