Deb Fischer favors renewing Violence Against Women Act

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said Thursday that she will vote to renew the main federal law aimed at fighting domestic violence, despite a few misgivings about the new version.

The Senate is expected to vote next week on reauthorizing the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which expired in 2011. Senate Democrats have sought to extend new protections to lesbian, immigrant and Native American women.

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