Congress Set to OK Bill Renewing Anti-Violence Law 2/28/13
WASHINGTON - Congress appears ready to approve the expanded Violence Against Women Act.
The Republican-led House is expected today to first reject its own attempt to renew the old law before voting for a more ambitious bill that passed the Senate two weeks ago.
The new proposal would better protect gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.
A House vote to approve the Senate's version of the bill would send the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature and help burnish the GOP's image with women.