Sexual Assault Measure Cut from Defense Spending Bill

This week, The New York Times reported that a measure proposed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) intended to stregthen oversight of sexual assaults in the military was rejected by Armed Services Committee chairman Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). The measure was rejected on the heels of a newly released Pentagon survey that estimates 26,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military last year.

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