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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today named eight House GOP negotiators to serve on the House-Senate conference committee that will be charged with resolving the differences between the House and Senate-passed measures reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.  He issued the following statement:

“Completing work on legislation to renew and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act is critical in our efforts to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.  The law has broad, bipartisan support in both chambers, and I’m announcing our negotiators today in the hopes that we can begin to resolve the differences between the House and Senate bills.  The House is ready and willing to begin those discussions, and I would urge Senate Democrats to come to the table so this critical legislation can be sent to the president for his signature as soon as possible.”

NOTE:  Here, in alphabetical order, are the eight House Republicans the Speaker is naming to serve on the House-Senate conference committee: 

  • Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
  • Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX)