Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie jets out of Washington D.C. with daughter Zahara, 17 … after delivering tearful speech regarding Violence Against Women Act on Capitol Hill

She recently delivered a tearful speech on Capitol Hill encouraging Republicans and Democrats in Congress to pass a new version of the Violence Against Women Act.

And Angelina Jolie was spotted jetting out of Washington D.C. with her eldest daughter Zahara, 17, on Wednesday.

The mother-daughter duo walked through the terminal hand-in-hand with a security team in tow.

Heading home: Angelina Jolie was spotted jetting out of Washington D.C. with her eldest daughter Zahara, 17, on Wednesday
Heading home: Angelina Jolie was spotted jetting out of Washington D.C. with her eldest daughter Zahara, 17, on Wednesday 

Angelina cut a chic figure in a black-and-white coat that she layered over a plain black dress.

The 46-year-old actress accessorized with a pair of diamond stud earrings and slipped her feet into a pair of tan high heels.

Her brunette hair was parted to one side and styled in soft curls and she wore her signature cateye flick.

The Changeling star carried her essentials in an off white leather tote bag.

Bonded: The mother-daughter duo walked through the terminal hand-in-hand with a security team in tow
Bonded: The mother-daughter duo walked through the terminal hand-in-hand with a security team in tow
Chic: Angelina cut a chic figure in a black-and-white coat that she layered over a plain black dress
Chic: Angelina cut a chic figure in a black-and-white coat that she layered over a plain black dress

Zahara let her bright blue braided hair pull focus by rocking a plain black dress and a brown coat to the airport.

The 17-year-old completed the look with some classic black Converse All Star sneakers and a bright orange purse.

Angelina and Zahara looked eager to return to their Los Angeles, California home after spending a few days in the Capitol.

She shares Zahara, as well as daughters Shiloh, 15, Vivienne, 13, and sons Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, and Knox, 13, with ex husband Brad Pitt.

Co-parents: She shares Zahara, as well as daughters Shiloh, 15, Vivienne, 13, and sons Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, and Knox, 13, with ex husband Brad Pitt; Angelina and Brad pictured in 2015
Co-parents: She shares Zahara, as well as daughters Shiloh, 15, Vivienne, 13, and sons Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, and Knox, 13, with ex husband Brad Pitt; Angelina and Brad pictured in 2015

Angelina is still entangled in a custody battle with the 58-year-old Academy Award-winner, who she first filed for divorce from in 2016 after two years of marriage.

They originally met on the set of the 2005 action flick Mr. And Mrs. Smith, when Brad was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston.

Though family is her focus, Angelina has also made time to fight for the causes that are near and dear to her heart over the years.

On Wednesday, the Maleficent star visited Capitol Hill to help a bipartisan group of senators roll out a new version of the Violence Against Women Act.

Ongoing: Angelina is still entangled in a custody battle with the 58-year-old Academy Award-winner, who she first filed for divorce from in 2016 after two years of marriage; (L-R) Maddox, Vivienne, Angelina, Knox, Shiloh, and Zahara pictured in 2021
Ongoing: Angelina is still entangled in a custody battle with the 58-year-old Academy Award-winner, who she first filed for divorce from in 2016 after two years of marriage; (L-R) Maddox, Vivienne, Angelina, Knox, Shiloh, and Zahara pictured in 2021

She got emotional when addressing a packed press conference – and shamed Congress’ ‘silence’ on the matter as they’ve not reauthorized the bill in nearly a decade.

‘Most of all, I want to acknowledge – most of all, I want to acknowledge the children who are terrified and suffering at this moment,’ she said, her voice cracking. ‘And the many people for whom this legislation comes too late.’

‘The women who have suffered through this system with little or no support, they still carry the pain and trauma of their abuse,’ the A-list actress continued. ‘The young adults who have survived abuse and emerged stronger not because of the child protective system, but despite it.’

‘And the women and children who have died, who could have been saved,’ she said.

Victims advocate: Angelina visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to help a bipartisan group of senators roll out a new version of the Violence Against Women Act
Victims advocate: Angelina visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to help a bipartisan group of senators roll out a new version of the Violence Against Women Act 
Emotional: She got emotional when addressing a packed press conference - and shamed Congress' 'silence' on the matter as they've not reauthorized the bill in nearly a decade; Angeline pictured with (L-R) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Sen. Susan Collins
Emotional: She got emotional when addressing a packed press conference – and shamed Congress’ ‘silence’ on the matter as they’ve not reauthorized the bill in nearly a decade; Angeline pictured with (L-R) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Sen. Susan Collins
Reason: 'The reason that many people struggle to leave abusive situations is that they've been made to feel worthless,' she said. 'When there is silence from a Congress too busy to renew the Violence Against Women Act for a decade, it reinforces that sense of worthlessness; Angelina pictured with US Senator Dick Durbin
 Reason: ‘The reason that many people struggle to leave abusive situations is that they’ve been made to feel worthless,’ she said. ‘When there is silence from a Congress too busy to renew the Violence Against Women Act for a decade, it reinforces that sense of worthlessness; Angelina pictured with US Senator Dick Durbin

Jolie, who’s no stranger to Washington or political causes – and even met with Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Regan before her appointment on Capitol Hill – fussed at lawmakers for not reauthorizing the bill since 2013.

‘The reason that many people struggle to leave abusive situations is that they’ve been made to feel worthless,’ she said. ‘When there is silence from a Congress too busy to renew the Violence Against Women Act for a decade, it reinforces that sense of worthlessness.’

‘You think I guess my abusers right. I guess I’m not worth very much,’ the actress continued.

‘That’s why passing this law is one of the most important votes US senators will cast this year,’ she told the lawmakers. 

Mother-daughter duo: Angelina Jolie (left) posted a photo with her daughter Zahara (right) as she prepared to speak at a Senate press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill
Mother-daughter duo: Angelina Jolie (left) posted a photo with her daughter Zahara (right) as she prepared to speak at a Senate press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill 
Next stop: The actress also stopped by and visited with Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Regan (left)
Next stop: The actress also stopped by and visited with Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Regan (left) 

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