Jul 19 2019

The defense funding bill passed by the House just a few days ago includes money to fight a battle inside the defense department — the battle against sexual assault.
 
Lawmakers have also set aside money to crack down on an ongoing epidemic of sexual violence in the military, and more money to fight the emerging issue of child pornography on Defense Department computers. 
 
Federal leaders want to do more to protect those who serve our country.
 
“Seeing a lot of progress on military sexual assault,” said Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina).
 
Tillis said as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, lawmakers want to include funding for programs that support survivors of sexual assault and establish a new system to encourage victims to come forward without fear of retaliation. Another concern federal leaders plan to address through the NDAA is child pornography.

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