Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Honored for Leadership in VAWA Reform
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
On September 20, SAVE representatives presented Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas a plaque for her leadership in reforming the Violence Against Women Act.
Sen. Hutchison was the lead sponsor of S. 2338, the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. The bill contained numerous changes designed to minimize constitutional concerns, stop immigration fraud, and assure true victims of partner violence receive priority. Although S. 2338 did not pass in the Senate, it served as the basis for H.R. 4970, which was approved in the House of Representatives on May 16, 2012.
Sen. Hutchison’s plaque read:
ADVANCING JUSTICE AND LIBERTY AWARD
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
For her valiant work in reforming the
Violence Against Women Act
Sen. Hutchison assumed office in 1993. She was the first Texas U.S. senator to receive more than four million votes in a single election. Sen. Hutchison has announced her plan to retire from the Senate at the conclusion of the current term of Congress.
SAVE applauds Sen. Hutchison for her leadership and courage in working to reform the Violence Against Women Act.