U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill – a former courtroom prosecutor of sex crimes, and senior member of the Armed Services Committee – is leading the effort in Congress to curb sexual assaults in the military.
Click HERE to read a recent column by Claire and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, making the case for historic reforms that maintain military commanders’ accountability.
- Introduced legislation to strip commanders’ authority to dismiss jury convictions against sex offenders, while also imposing new requirements that strengthen accountability in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Expanded her legislation and gained bipartisan support from Republican Senator Susan Collins, Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and fellow Missouri Senator Roy Blunt – as well as Republican Congressman Mike Turner and Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.