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U.S. Attorney, victims advocate defend VAWA

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A new federal law giving tribal courts limited jurisdiction in domestic violence cases involving non-Indians gives new hope to Indian women while safeguarding due process rights of the accused, according to U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon and a leading victims advocate. 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

Violence Against Women Act issue ‘close’ to Cramer

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The prevention of violence against women is near and dear to Rep. Kevin Cramer’s heart. His 5-year-old son’s biological mother was murdered by her husband, and his son was the only witness. Continue Reading

Fighting against domestic abuse: Officials warn of impact of failing to pass VAWA

February 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Officials here said Wednesday that local efforts to reduce domestic violence will suffer if lawmakers don’t renew a federal law that helps pay for training, prevention and support programs. Continue Reading

US Senate tries again to move Violence Against Women Act

February 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Coverage of Native women one sticking point on Capitol Hill. Continue Reading

Lori Conroy, Bismarck, column: Senate bill better prevents violence against women

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Women Lawyers Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota asks Herald readers to urge our elected representatives to push VAWA forward by passing a bipartisan reauthorization bill such as Senate Bill 1925. Continue Reading

Senate Approves Bill to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

April 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON A measure that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act was approved by the Senate on Thursday with broad bipartisan support, despite some Republican objections to key provisions. Continue Reading

Noem opposes listing Native women in anti-violence bill

April 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Congresswoman says all victims would be covered under the House version of the Violence Against Women Act and different groups don’t need to be singled out. Continue Reading

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At CVIC in Grand Forks, Heitkamp Vows Support for Violence Against Women Act

March 21, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – The Federal Violence Against Women Act expires this year and needs to be reauthorized by congress. Grand Forks community leaders joined democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp at a round table discussion on Wednesday to talk about the importance of the act. Continue Reading