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Laura Bassett

Military Rape Cases Will Stay In The Chain Of Command

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) proposed military sexual assault reform fell short on Tuesday of the 60 votes it needed to pass in the Senate, for ...

Sam Stein

Gillibrand Wants Obama Meeting To Revive Sexual Assault Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who spearheaded a ferocious, ultimately unsuccessful public fight to revamp how sexual assault is repo...

Laura Bassett

Military Sexual Assault Cases To Remain Within The Chain Of Command

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a months-long, emotionally-charged showdown between Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) over...

Laura Bassett

Key Sexual Assault Reforms Dropped From Defense Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

House and Senate leaders pre-negotiated a defense authorization bill on Monday that doesn't include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) controversial a...

Laura Bassett

Dem Senator: We'll Have The Votes To Help Military Sexual Assault Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While some news reports have cast doubt on the ability of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to get the 60 Senate votes needed to pass her...

Laura Bassett

Key Military Sexual Assault Reform Divides Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Senate Democrats are divided on a key amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would take military sexual assault cases outside of the...

Hagel Undercuts Dem Senator's Effort On Military Sexual Assault

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Siding with the Pentagon's top brass, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved legislation Wednesday to keep commanders involve...