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Biden latest politician to visit Austin domestic-violence hotline

Bipartisan support noted for national call center designed to save lives

By Mike Ward - American-Statesman Staff

When Vice President Joe Biden comes to Austin on Wednesday to visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline, he will be the latest in a long line of politicians to publicly support the Texas-based hotline.

It will be Biden’s latest visit to the hotline he helped launch nearly two decades ago, when he was a U.S. senator. In addition to Democrats Biden and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the center also has hosted a number of Texas Republicans, including U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, and U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul and Lamar Smith, among others.

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