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Will Sexual Assault Reform Derail the Defense Bill?

“A new defense authorization bill will hit the House floor this week, senior House and Senate committee staffers said, but its eventual passage will likely hinge on whether the Senate can avoid controversial amendments—including a high-profile effort to change how the military handles sexual-assault cases—that could derail its support,” Defense One reports.  

“The Senate is expected to take up the bill next week in the final days of the lame duck , and a staffer for the Senate Armed Services Committee said leaders hope to pass it under unanimous consent but acknowledged members may not adhere to that request.”

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