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Huffington Post: Jerry Moran, Republican Who Blocked Vote On Military Sex Assault Bill, Now Backs It

The Huffington Post reports:

A day after Sen. Jerry Moran, blocked votes on bills meant to address sexual assault in the military, the Kansas Republican apparently has signed on to support at least one of the measures.

Moran, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, objected on Monday to a request to have a speedy debate and vote on bills offered by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), saying he wanted a vote on sanctions against Iran as a condition for agreeing.

It only takes one senator to object to such requests, and Moran’s move at least stalled progress on the bills, which their sponsors say will help curtail rampant sexual abuse in the armed services.

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