Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill after it had rejected a Republican rewrite that omitted the Senate's new protections for undocumented immigrants, the LGBT community and Native American women.
Among the Jewish groups backing the more expansive version were the Jewish Federations of North America, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith International, Bend the Arc, the Reform movement and Jewish Women International...more.
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