Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard

REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN TULSI GABBARD – Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) applauded the newly announced support for the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The legislation is a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to provide justice to military sexual assault survivors by removing decision-making from the military’s chain of command, and empowering experienced trial counsel to determine whether to take a case to a special or general court-martial proceeding.

“The movement to take serious action to address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military continues to gain momentum, and I’m encouraged by the added support of Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “This issue comes down to basic fairness, transparency, and creating an objective military justice system. By taking the decision to prosecute a sexual assault crime out of the chain of command, and into the hands of trained professionals, our proposal aims to eliminate any potential bias or fear of retaliation, while maintaining a commander’s authority and ability to lead troops effectively. I look forward to continuing to build bipartisan support for the Military Justice Improvement Act, and passing this legislation.”

The Military Justice Improvement Act was introduced earlier this year in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (H.R. 2016) and in the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

 

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  1. Hurray Tulsi, my mainland friends are stating that you did darn well yesterday on the interview. We thought you would when you joined the rat race on the hill. Race fast, race ahead and keep yours on, not just for Hawaii but the Nation. America needs it now more than ever. The brave will appreciate the bravest as you are. You go girl! Or Lady is better choice!

  2. We keep talking about things that happen in syria or the middle east and how women there are abused and beaten up, but things like those happen right next t us too!

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