AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Congress is considering whether to expand measures aimed at preventing sexual assault and harassment involving U.S. military personnel.
A proposal introduced Wednesday comes amid a crescendo of calls for justice and with a congressional investigation underway of Fort Hood in Texas, where a soldier was slain.
The bill is named after soldier Vanessa Guillen, whose the Army says was killed by a fellow soldier. Guillen’s family says the other soldier harassed her.
The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by Democrat Jackie Speier of California, and Republican Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma. It has at least 73 cosponsors.