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Rep. Cramer accused of tirade at American Indian meeting

March 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told a gathering of victim-assistance professionals from the state’s American Indian reservations in Bismarck on Tuesday that he would not feel “safe” on reservations because of new provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, according to one official who was present. Continue Reading

Congress passes bill renewing anti-violence law

February 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The House on Thursday passed and sent to President Barack Obama a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The vote came after House Republican leaders, cognizant of divisions in their own ranks and the need to improve their faltering image among women voters, accepted a bill that cleared the Senate two weeks ago on a strong bipartisan vote. Continue Reading

US Senate passes Heitkamp co-sponsored women’s abuse bill

February 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Violence Against Women Act passed the Senate 72-22 earlier this week and it’s on its way to the House for the reauthorization of the 19-year-old law first written by Vice President Joe Biden. Continue Reading