Violence

Pelosi, Deb Haaland Stump for Violence Against Women Act
Albuquerque event showcases Democratic plans for reauthorization

Deb Haaland and Nancy Pelosi touted Democrats' efforts on the Violence Against Women Act in Albuquerque. (D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined House candidate Deb Haaland in Albuquerque Tuesday to advocate for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, touting the bill’s provisions aimed at protecting Native American communities.

“For indigenous women, change has been slow and we are in the fight for our lives,” said Haaland, who, if elected to the Albuquerque-based 1st District seat, would make history as the first Native American woman elected to the House. She is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna.

Time Running Out for Violence Against Women Act
Lack of bipartisan sponsorship could slow process

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, lauded protections for Native American women in the reauthorization measure. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Violence Against Women Act will expire at the end of September if lawmakers don’t act on a bill to extend the protections introduced by Democrats just before the House leaves town for the August recess.

Congress first passed the landmark domestic violence law in 1993 and most recently reauthorized it in 2013. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer urged chamber Republicans not to hold up the new proposal by “playing politics.”

Benghazi Committee Declines to Fault Clinton
 

The Select Committee on Benghazi released an 800-page report Tuesday detailing its findings on the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. During a press conference, committee Chairman Trey Gowdy declined to assign specific blame to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying he’s “not in the business of apportioning culpability. I think there’s enough to go around.”

Congressional Democrats Commemorate British Politician Jo Cox
U.S. pols praise late parliamentarian's commitment to tolerance, diversity

Dozens of Democrats in the House and Senate Wednesday joined the chorus of voices celebrating the life of slain British Labour Party politician Jo Cox on what would have been her 42nd birthday.  

The life-affirming tribute coincided with a congressional sit-in staged by gun control advocates — including Cox supporters Reps. John Yarmuth of Kentucky and David Cicilline of Rhode Island — intended to force GOP leaders to allow votes on limiting the sale of weapons.

Violent Protests Mar Trump Rally in New Mexico
Demonstrations end with one arrest and several injured police officers

Protesters outside the Albuquerque Convention Center where Donald Trump rallied a crowd of about 8,000 ahead of New Mexico's presidential primary next month. (Courtesy Sandra Fish)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Donald Trump walked into a packed Albuquerque Convention Center Tuesday night to cheers and chants of "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"

By the time he left more than an hour later, more than a dozen protesters had been escorted or dragged out.

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