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WASHINGTON - After passing by an overwhelming majority in the Senate, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today urged Speaker Boehner to bring the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to the floor after House Republicans allowed the law to expire more than 500 days ago.
"It's shameful that more than 500 days have passed since House Republicans let the Violence Against Women Act expire," said Rep. Pascrell, an original cosponsor of legislation to reauthorize VAWA. "Today the Senate passed a bipartisan reauthorization of VAWA, yet Speaker Boehner continues to drag his feet on this legislation that has protected women for nearly two decades. Since 1994, this law has made great strides when it comes to responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States. All women deserve the protections provided by VAWA regardless of their immigrant status, race or sexual orientation. I strongly urge Speaker Boehner to put aside partisan politics and send this reauthorization to the President to sign in order to protect those vulnerable to domestic violence."
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The Passaic County Building and Construction Trades Council today endorsed Andre Sayegh for Mayor citing his effective leadership, efforts to combat crime, and promotion of business and overall economic development in the City of Paterson.Read More >
Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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