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End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women in the Military, says Iowa’s Braley

Lynda Waddington
The American Independent
May 3, 2011

In mid-April U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) introduced HR 1517, the Holley Lynn James Act, to encourage the military to provide more accountability for sexual assault and domestic violence. Monday he took the cause one step further by directly asking President Barack Obama to use his authority to implement certain provisions in the bill.

“I want to make sure the President recognizes the need to address this crisis, to ensure that charges of sexual assault and domestic violence are treated seriously, and that the rights of victims are protected,” said Braley.

The bipartisan bill, which has been submitted to both the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees for further review, is named after Holley Lynn James, a constituent of Braley who was killed by her husband while both were in the service. James had filed complaints against her husband, who was supposed to be restricted to his barracks the night he murdered her.

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