House gives final approval to bipartisan domestic abuse bill
Posted : Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:54AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives gave final approval on Thursday to a bipartisan bill to renew the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act, after rejecting as inadequate an alternative version offered by its Republican leaders.
On a vote of 286-138, the House sent the bill, earlier approved by the Democratic-led Senate, to President Barack Obama to sign into law.
(Reporting By Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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