A woman and her daughter shop for groceries in New York City's Union Square using electronic benefits transfer (EBT), more commonly known as food stamps, on Wednesday. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act rally in front of the U.S. Capitol last June. On Thursday, the House passed a reauthorization measure. Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/Flickr hide caption

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