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Walorski’s military sexual assault measure gets preliminary approval

A proposal authored by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorskil meant to help combat military sexual assaults has gotten the nod from a subcommittee.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A measure authored by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski to help combat military sexual assaults has received subcommittee approval.

Now it goes to a full House committee for consideration.

The measure would strengthen whistleblower protection laws “and clarify that victims of sexual crimes are protected from punishment for reporting sexual assault,” said a press release from Walorski’s office.

Walorski, a Republican from Elkhart, and U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., introduced the proposal.

The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel approved the proposal Wednesday, May 22, and it next goes to the House Armed Services Committee, probably in early June, said Walorski’s press release.

If approved at the committee level, it would be included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

According to a recent Pentagon report, there were an estimated 26,000 victims of sexual violence in the military during in fiscal year 2012, a 37 percent increase from the prior year.


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