Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand confident military sex assault bill will pass

More votes needed to clear filibuster

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Greg Jacobs, policy director for the Service Women’s Action Network and a former Marine, predicted Ms. Gillibrand’s bill shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the 60 votes needed to get past Ms. McCaskill.

Both the Gillibrand and McCaskill proposals were supposed to get votes as part of the debate on the defense policy bill in December, but got swept aside when the debate was cut short.

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