Saturday, December 17, 2005
The Senate Friday approved an extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The House is expected to pass the legislation Saturday. The Violence Against Women Act is aimed at curtailing domestic violence through funding for women's shelters and law-enforcement training and expired in September. It originally passed Congress in 1994 and was renewed again in 2000. The latest renewal calls for extending the legislation for five years, at a cost of about $3.9 billion. The extension includes new provisions involving health care, early intervention and outreach to American Indian women. Source: Forbes.com. For more information, please click here (last visited December 17, 2005).