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  Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., joins Luke Russert to react to the jobs numbers, give her thoughts on reaching a budget deal, and touches on the Violence Against Women Act.

President signs Violence Against Women Act

  Calling today a victory for advocates and survivors, President Obama signed an expanded Violence Against Women Act into law. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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  Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act

The law, first passed in 1994, makes it easier to prosecute domestic violence crimes in federal court and now provides extended coverage to immigrants, gays and lesbians. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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U.S. President Obama speaks before he signs the Violence Against Women Act in Washington
U.S. President Obama speaks before he signs the Violence Against Women Act in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before he signs the Violence Against Women Act while at the Department of Interior in Washington, March 7, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act in Washington
U.S. President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act while at the Department of Interior in Washington, March 7, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)