A general view of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
House rejects Republican bill to combat domestic abuse
Posted : Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:54AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected as inadequate a bill written by its Republican leaders to renew and expand the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act.
The action, on a vote of 257-166, clears the way for anticipated final congressional approval of a bipartisan version of the measure earlier approved by the Democratic-led Senate.
(Reporting By Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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