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Senate Agrees To Vote On Military Sexual Assault Bills

The Huffington Post reports:

Senate Republicans relented Wednesday night and agreed to hold expedited votes on a pair of bills that would further crack down on sexual assaults in the military.

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Monday had objected to the votes, saying they should be paired with a vote to stiffen sanctions against Iran. He announced Tuesday he supports the anti-assault bills, however, and Republicans are now trying to attach Iran sanctions to a pending veterans benefits bill.

The circumstances apparently paved the way for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to announce an agreement on the Senate floor.

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