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S. 47 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013


S.47 reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which addresses violence against women by funding within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a number of grant programs for state, local and Indian tribal governments. The Act encourages collaboration among law enforcement, judicial personnel, and public and private sector providers to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The VAWA grant programs authorized in 2006 expired at the end of FY 2011.

Type of Rule

Structured rule for consideration of S.47.  Reported by voice vote.

Other Elements of the Rule

  • Debate Time: Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.


  • The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.


  • Provides one motion to commit with or without instructions.


  • Floor Managers: Nugent/Slaughter

Floor Action Expected

The rule and the bill are expected to be debated on the floor: February 27 & 28, 2013.