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<p>President Barack Obama, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., members of women’s organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, signs the Violence Against Women Act, March 7, at the Interior Department in Washington. – Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP</p>

President Barack Obama, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., members of women’s organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, signs the Violence Against Women Act, March 7, at the Interior Department in Washington. – Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

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A stronger Violence Against Women Act

When Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., stood near President Barack Obama on March 7 as he signed the Violence Against Women Act into law, as a rape survivor, she knew the benefit of the legislation as well as well as anyone in the room.