Peg McEntee's recent column about the Violence Against Women Act left out important facts ("Vital Violence Against Women Act runs into old foe politics," Tribune, Feb. 24).
I co-sponsored VAWA in 1993 and its reauthorization in 2000, 2005 and 2013. I voted to reauthorize it last year and again this year.
Unfortunately, Senate Democrats offered a reauthorization bill containing new and controversial provisions that they knew many senators could not support. Rather than consider those measures separately, Democrats kept them in the bill and shattered the previously unanimous consensus supporting VAWA.