Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): "We need to protect all women"
Disappointed House GOP passed watered down version of #VAWA. We need to protect all women, regardless of sexual orientation or background.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) May 17, 2012
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI): “Fails to stop discrimination”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA): “Who you love should not determine if your assailant is brought to justice.”
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): “WAWA: the GOP’s War on Women Act.”
House GOP claims it just passed VAWA -- really, it passed WAWA, the GOP'sWar on Women Act.— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) May 16, 2012
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY): “Shameful” doesn’t begin to describe.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA): “Regardless of what the makeup of that relationship.”
Rep. David Price (D-NC): “House GOP is actually picking a partisan fight.”
House GOP is actually picking a partisan fight over #VAWA protections for women who are victims of domestic violence & sexual assault.— David E. Price (@RepDavidEPrice) May 16, 2012
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ): “A new low.”
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY): “Never been a partisan bill until the Tea Party Congress.”
Protecting victims from abusers has never been a partisan issue and #VAWA has never been a partisan bill until the Tea Party Congress.— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) May 16, 2012
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN): “Sad” for Sheila Wellstone.
Sheila Wellstone was a leader in the passage of #VAWA. Sad that Republicans are trying to reverse many of her accomplishments.— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) May 16, 2012
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY): “We shouldn’t single out people.”
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA): “We can do better.”
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA): “Women’s lives are at stake.”
House Republicans just voted in favor of HR 4970. This is a MAJOR step backward for our country. Women's lives are at stake. #unacceptable— Rep Cedric Richmond (@RepRichmond) May 16, 2012
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY): “Destructive and dangerous.”
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY): “Need a bi-partisan” bill.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA): “Count me as a strong no.”
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA): “I will not support this flawed version of such historic legislation.”
Rep. John Olver (D-MA): “We cannot afford to go backwards on domestic violence.”
Now voting against the House's severely compromised Violence Against Women Act. We cannot afford to go backwards on domestic violence. #VAWA— John W. Olver (@RepJohnOlver) May 16, 2012
Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA): “Need to protect Native American women.”
The GOP VAWA bill fails to include many of the key provisions in the Senate bill to protect Native American women— Congressman Joe Baca (@RepJoeBaca) May 16, 2012
Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO): “All women deserve protection from domestic violence.”