claire mccaskill

A bi-partisan bill was introduced in Congress this week that seeks to curb campus sexual assault. What's most noteworthy, the bill threatens fines and taking away federal funding.
The Senate unanimously voted to end the “good soldier” defense—meaning a sergeant could cite his or her fine military record as a defense if charged with sexual assault. The bipartisan plan was devised by three female senators: Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Deb Fischer (R-NE).

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand will debate Military Justice Improvement Act as early as Tuesday, and Sen. Claire McCaskill plans filibuster. The latest report of rampant sex crimes on U.S. military base in Japan highlights the urgency for a decision to be made on how to better approach cases.