News about the debate on military justice reform is about to shift from focus on the Senate to the House.
Representative Speier has introduced H.R.4104, Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act. The Act is "a companion to S. 1520." The bill was introduced in the House and referred to the House Armed Services Committee on June, 23, 2021. There are 206 co-sponsors.
The legislation introduced Wednesday combines Gillibrand’s bill with the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act, a House bill that would change the reporting process for sexual harassment and assault in the military and allow service members who are victims to seek monetary damages from the Defense Department.
Reports the Stars & Stripes.
While addressing the problem after it arises is good, former active duty Marine Kelsey Baker reminds us that "Ending military sexual assault starts long before service members don uniform." This point came to mind this AM because we (on the outside) saw another question from a person denied enlistment because of a "felony" conviction.
Cheers, Phil Cave
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