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Reid: Senate will vote on military sexual assault bill

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) listed several legislative items Monday that he said the Senate would consider during February.

Among the list was legislation addressing military sexual assault. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have bills that address the problem differently, but Reid didn’t offer specifics on whether both bills will get votes.

“The Senate will also debate legislation to effectively prevent and punish sexual assault in the nation’s Armed Forces,” Reid said.

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