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Federal military sex crime bill will pass, says Sen. Gillibrand

The New York Daily News reports:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes, says she thinks she has the votes to pass legislation that would remove commanders from sexual assault investigations.

Gillibrand, who appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, said she believes the vote will come this week and that the measure will get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.

“I think we’re going to pass this bill. I think we have the votes we need. We already have a majority of the Senate behind it,” Gillibrand said.

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