Statement from the White House here:
Today’s vote will go even further by continuing to reduce domestic violence, improving how we treat victims of rape, and extending protections to Native American women and members of the LGBT community.
Rep. Krusti Noem (earth hater-SD) is a teabagger's wet dream. She is trolling for campaign donations from old white people in Sioux Falls according to a source. At last check, she was making over $3300 a day.
On a recent Political Junkies segment of Dakota Midday broadcast from Bill Janklow's idea of public radio, Rapid City Journal reporter, Kevin Woster said he's not convinced that Senator Tim Johnson, a staunch supporter of the Violence Against Women Act, won't be defending his seat.
The GOP's branding is destroying that party.
From a piece written by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News published in Native American Times.
Several Republican lawmakers have opposed the expansion of the jurisdiction of tribal courts to prosecute non-Native offenders claiming that this expansion is unconstitutional. Sen. Coburn (R-OK), has been one of several GOP lawmakers who have voiced concerns with allowing the bill to move forward if the tribal provision were included. The bill will now be considered by the US House of Representatives where it is expected to be contested by a number of law makers who have also voiced concerns over the tribal provisions, a list that includes House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD). A spokesmen from Noem’s office told Native Sun News late last year that the congresswoman is concerned that the bill does not allocate sufficient resources for tribes to implement the law.Noem is expected to lose whichever race her handlers shove her into in 2014.
The Navajo Nation wants to manage its own Medicaid disbursements.
A symposium discussing the implications of the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights to American Indians is scheduled for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Mark Trahant: GOP caving on VAWA, relevant issues.