6 pages in length. In the 106th Congress, there is a bill proposal named H.R. 1248 aimed at preventing violence against women. Just what determines when an American political issue is considered important enough to be taken up by a bill in Congress? Does it have to impact a majority of the people before it is deemed worthy of congressional representation? Clearly, the issues that influence whether or not a particular American political issue is considered important enough to become a congressional bill are those that impact society in a significantly monumental way. In the case of violence against women, it is said to be one of the most blatant manifestations of patriarchy that has no respect for race, color, class or nationality. Because the negative impact of violence against women reaches such a broad scope of people, it has earned the chance for legal representation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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