CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (December 1, 2005) [pdf]

On November 22, 2005, President Bush signed the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY2006. It provides $385.5 million for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
On October 4, 2005, the Senate voited to amend S. 1197, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2005, as reported earlier by the Judiciary Committee, and subsequently passed the bill by unanimous consent. In addition to making technical corrections, this floor amendment modified housing and other provisions in the bill, and inserted a new Title X related to DNA fingerprinting.
During the 108th Congress, the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 and the PROTECT Act were passed, which, among other provisions, authorized funding of HHS and DOJ transitional housing assistance programs for victims of domestic violence, respectively.