Tom Coburn speaks out against waste in Violence Against Women Act

Coburn also went into detail about the other two amendments he filed last week. One amendment, which would remove a provision of VAWA granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non-Native Americans who commit a domestic violence crime on Native American territories, failed Monday night.

His final amendment, which is also scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, would allow for the testing of perpetrators for STDs, so that victims can quickly know whether they are at risk.

“I don’t expect this to pass,” an exasperated Coburn said after discussing each amendment.

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