Franken Amendment on Rape Included in FY-11 Budget


Derek Wallbank
February 1, 2010

The White House has included Sen. Al Franken’s anti-rape amendment, which would prohibit Defense contracts of more than $1 million (a vast majority of them) from going to firms that required their employees to accept binding arbitration for claims of sexual or any other kind of harassment.

The Franken Amendment, as it has become known, was successfully attached to the Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations bill.

via MinnPost – D.C. Dispatches: Franken amendment on rape included in FY-11 budget and H-Minerva.

Amendment Passes in Senate!!!


Senate Amendment 2588 that will prohibit defense contractors from requiring arbitration in cases of rape or sexual harassment PASSED the Senate by a vote of 68-30.

To read the complete story about this amendment on the Stop Family Violence web site, click here.

UPDATE: To read more about the THIRTY Senators who voted to defend U.S. contractor rape and sexual harassment, follow the story links below. 30 GOP Senators Senate passes Franken amendment aimed at defense contractors