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House Passes Violence Against Women Act With Protections to Native Women

WASHINGTON – In a surprising turn, the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Thursday a version of the Violence Against Women Act that did not strip provisions concerning Native American Women.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Bob Anderson, law professor and director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, to discuss the vote and what it means for the women in the U.S. who have the highest rate of sexual assault perpetrated against them.