S. 47 (113th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

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

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Jan 22, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 7, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 7, 2013.


Pub.L. 113-4


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013
Length: 107 pages


Jan 22, 2013

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Jan 28, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Feb 12, 2013
Passed Senate

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Feb 28, 2013
Passed House

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Mar 7, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 47 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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