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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): maybe if corporations were women… (February 28, 2013)

Rep. Ann Wagner (r): maybe if corporations were women… (February 28, 2013)

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [file photo]

A press release from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r):

Hartzler votes to protect women from acts of violence

Feb 28, 2013

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – legislation that provides vital protection for vulnerable women and children.

“I am pleased to support efforts to protect all women in this country from domestic abuse and other forms of violence,” said Hartzler. “The House version of VAWA supports assistance to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.”

“Violence against women, in all its forms, is unacceptable,” added Hartzler. “I support efforts to prosecute to the full extent of the law all those who engage in these deplorable acts of abuse and violence. This legislation provides states with the resources needed to combat domestic violence and allocates funding to college campuses for safety programs – all while ensuring no one is discriminated against. The House version of the Violence Against Women Act protects women, provides funding for the Rural Grant Program, and reauthorizes the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. As a former board member of CASA, I understand how important it is to provide support for abused children and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

Congresswoman Hartzler, who resides in Cass County, serves on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Agriculture Committees.

[emphasis added]


Uh, no, Representative Hartzler (r) didn’t vote for the successfully passed legislation:


S 47      RECORDED VOTE      28-Feb-2013      11:56 AM

     QUESTION:  On Passage

     BILL TITLE: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

—- AYES    286 —



—- NOES    138 —

Graves (MO)





—- NOT VOTING    7 —

[emphasis added]

While Representative Hartzler (r) did vote for a failed (and watered down) substitute, voting against final passage of the successful version of the bill doesn’t constitute support for it in anyone’s book.

Both Representative Ann Wagner (r) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) issued press releases using the phrase “all women” after they voted against final passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).


Lewis Carroll would be proud.