Hoeven Votes With Democrat Majority To Re-Authorize Domestic Violence Law With Anti-Free Speech Amendments
Earlier this week Senator John Hoeven voted with Democrats to side-step the Budget Control Act’s caps on spending. Those spending caps are what Republicans received in the grand bargain that allowed the national debt ceiling to be raised last year. Hoeven voting with Democrats to push those spending caps aside is a real blow to the “fiscal conservative” persona he likes to play up to.
Today Hoeven again joined Democrats in voting for another controversial bill, this one the Violence Against Women Act. Roll call of the Senate vote here. The bill hasn’t passed the House yet.
Obviously, we all oppose violence against women, but Democrats have used bill as a vehicle for a number of other controversial issues.
The bill is a trojan horse for policy censoring internet speech given that measures contained in it would make it illegal to annoy people on the internet (I’m not kidding).
Another provision deals with U-visas. U-visas are issued to illegal immigrants who are assisting law enforcement with an investigation, allowing them to stay in the country and provide pertinent information. Democrats would expand the program to allow illegals to stay in the country for years after the cooperation with law enforcement is through, which is obviously problematic.
Yet another provision would remove a good deal of oversight from grants made to domestic violence programs despite serious problems found in how those grants are made under existing law.
But with anyone opposing a bill like this, even based on rational and common-sense objections, being accused of fighting a “war on women” I guess Hoeven and the 12 other RINO’s who voted against the bill didn’t have the backbone to stand up for what’s right.
Let’s hope Rep. Berg shows a little more backbone in the House, though Berg (unlike Hoeven) will be on the ballot this year.
Meanwhile, Hoeven and Klobuchar sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G…Tags: John Hoeven, North Dakota News, violence against women act