On Dec. 12, a bipartisan group of House members, including Richard Hanna, then representing the 24th Congressional District, sent a letter supporting the bill to their leadership.
“If a daughter, sister or perfect stranger was raped, battered or needed help, no one would ask or care what her ethnicity, national origin or orientation was before we came to her aid — nor should the Violence Against Women Act,” said Hanna. “… Let us pass a bipartisan, inclusive Violence Against Women Act that service providers, law enforcement and most importantly — all victims — deserve.”
The 112th Congress is over. The law is no longer the law. The whole process must start over with the new Congress. It is beyond sad.