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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 28, 2013

Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives 286-138 today, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. All seven Tennessean Republicans in the House voted against the legislation which reauthorizes various dating and domestic abuse initiatives including rape prevention programs, HIV/AIDs counseling and specialized training for law enforcement officials handling sexual assault cases. The bill now heads to the Oval Office.