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Topic - Kirsten E. Gillibrand
It has been looming for months, but Congress' debate over how to deal with sexual assaults in the U.S. military could get lost in the end-of-year shuffle as Senate Democrats find themselves with little time to tackle the budget, presidential nominations and a host of other major priorities.
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn't surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled.
A Democrat-sponsored bill aimed at tackling sexual assault cases within the military gained traction this week after two conservative Republicans joined as supporters.
Repeated sexual assaults in the military allow the culture to continue, a lawmaker said Thursday.
For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt.
She told USA Today: "And if you listen to victims, they will tell you over and over again that the reason they're not reporting these cases is they don't believe the chain of command will do anything. They also fear or have witnessed retaliation."
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat, said she was "looking to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military."