Vice President Joe Biden is imploring supporters to help sway lawmakers to renew a major law designed to prevent domestic violence against women.
Lawmakers of both parties have supported money for the Violence Against Women Act since it was first signed in 1994 and have reauthorized it several times. Yet sponsors of the current renewal effort have not been able to get enough votes in the Senate to overcome opposition from Republicans, who object to new provisions.
Biden, an author of the law, said Wednesday that supporters must "appeal to the better angels of our friends up on the Hill."
He said lawmakers must be reminded that "some of them have daughters, they have spouses, they have significant others."
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