Women showed up to the polls and sent a clear message to the GOP—but that message appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
Stubborn House Republicans refuse to cooperate with the bipartisan coalition of Senate leaders who are demanding the GOP extend the protection of the Violence Against Women Act. The bill was passed in 1994 with sweeping support but earlier this year, the GOP rejected it.
A senior GOP aide told TPM: “Nothing has changed. The House has passed a bill, we are ready to move to conference, and the Speaker has announced his conferees. We are waiting on Senate Democrats to follow suit and act.”