Nightly News | March 07, 2013
>>> also today, the president signed a reauthorization of the violence against women act , first passed back in 1994 . but recently held up because of budget fighting, of all things. the law makes it easier to prosecute domestic violence crimes in federal court , provides funding for services, including battered women's shelters and hotlines. during today's ceremony, the president said, quote, all women have the right to live free from fear.