Angelia Jolie delivers moving speech urging US politicians

Republicans previously blocked the legislation after pressure was put on it by the National Rifle Association (NRA), which opposes the provision that would prevent those convicted under the law from owning guns.

Angelina Jolie delivered an emotional speech as US politicians try to renew the Violence Against Women Act after it lapsed due to political opposition. The law was last renewed in 2013, but it was allowed to lapse after Republicans blocked a provision barring people convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses from owning guns.

The political charge is spearheaded by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was joined at a press conference by Jolie, survivors of domestic abuse and several politicians from other parties.

For those who have given up hope that the United States Senate will work, pass important legislation, work together on a bipartisan basis, look behind me,” Durbin said.

Hollywood megastar Jolie added that the stakes were high, saying, “This is one of the most important votes I will cast this year in the Senate. Republicans previously blocked the legislation after lobbying by the National Rifle Association (NRA). That section is no longer part of the act.

For those who have given up hope that the United States Senate will work, pass important legislation, work together on a bipartisan basis, look behind me,” Durbin said.

Hollywood megastar Jolie added that the stakes were high, saying, “This is one of the most important votes I will cast this year in the Senate. Republicans previously blocked the legislation after lobbying by the National Rifle Association (NRA). That section is no longer part of the act.

Biden said Wednesday: “Combating domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking should not be a Democrat or Republican issue,” the president said in a statement Wednesday.

“It is a matter of justice and compassion. I am grateful that this critical bipartisan bill is moving forward, and I look forward to Congress delivering it to my desk without delay.