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Deb Haaland Shames GOP For Trying To Strip Protections From Abused Native Women


March 18, 2019

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) on Thursday ripped House Republicans who tried this week to strip protections for Native American women from the Violence Against Women Act.

During a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women, Haaland said she was painfully reminded this week how Native women have to keep fighting for basic protections that are afforded to other groups. She cited a “corrosive” effort by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) in a Wednesday hearing to repeal a provision in the Violence Against Women Act that gives tribes jurisdiction over non-Native men who abuse Native women on tribal lands. Democrats rejected his amendment in a party-line vote.


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