Gillibrand issued statement following release of annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the military service academies

Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand issued statement following release of annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the military service academies

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement in response to the annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the nation’s military service academies:

“This report is more confirmation that sexual assault is still a major problem at our military service academies. Despite repeated claims by military leadership of zero tolerance for sexual assault throughout the military, it is disheartening to see a lack of significant progress in preventing and responding to allegations of sexual assault—and that an intense stigma still surrounds those who are brave enough to report. All of our service academies and our entire military have to do better, and Congress has a responsibility to hold them accountable. I urge my colleagues to immediately pass my bipartisan bill to fix our broken military justice system, the Military Justice Improvement Act, so that our military finally has access to a justice system that is professional, effective, and fair.”

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