Gillibrand: Schumer should bring military sexual assault bill to floor

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should bring her bill that would overhaul military sexual assault policies for a vote.

Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) worked with Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) on the bill, which now has 64 co-sponsors — more than the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to secure a vote. But Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, objected to a vote, saying he would include a similar plan in this year’s defense spending bill.

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