House likely to pass Senate Violence Against Women Act this week

House Republicans seem to be resigned that their version of the Violence Against Women Act is a loser with their own members and are likely to pass the Senate bill this week without changes.

The GOP leadership has set up a floor process that would allow the chamber to vote on the Senate bill if they cannot pass their own version of the domestic violence legislation.

The Republican bill — which has encountered rough water — will be set up as an amendment to the Senate’s bipartisan bill. And if that amendment fails — which Republican insiders expect — the House would then vote on the Senate’s bill.

House action starts tomorrow, when the chamber will vote on the rule for debate. Final passage is expected on Thursday — the last day in session for the week.

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