Hillary Clinton and More Urge Trump to Sign Violence Against Women Act Bill


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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Mark R. Warner of Virginia and Reps. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and Jerrold Nadler of New York, joined the growing list of senators, House members and senior administration officials urging President Donald J. Trump on Monday to sign into law the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill, led by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.

“Violence against women is a grave human rights violation that should not go unrecognized by a state as powerful as the United States,” Mrs. Clinton said in a statement. “Those who claim they are strong have a choice: they can show they mean it by breaking records, but they also have the power to prevent violence against women.”

Earlier Monday, about 100 members of the Congressional Black Caucus asked Mr. Trump in a letter to uphold provisions to combat domestic violence, particularly in Native American communities. The letter, from a group that includes the CBC chairman, Rep. Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana, Representative Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana, echoed a similar request last week from 20 other African-American women leaders, including Mrs. Clinton, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House minority leader, and the chairs of several major women’s groups.

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