Congress renews Violence Against Women Act

Congress renews Violence Against Women Act

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, to discuss the reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act. Calling a truce in the partisan battles, Congress appears ready to send to President Barack Obama a bill that renews and expands the nation’s primary law on protecting women from domestic violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)The law lapsed in 2011 and has been caught up in the partisan battles in Congress.

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