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[VIDEO] Battle over dedication to the military

The Des Moines Register reports:

James says Braley introduced legislation that would help people who were victims of sexual assault in the military. “When Holley was murdered, what I was more afraid of than anything is that the world would go on and it would be as though Holley never existed. Bruce Braley helped keep that memory alive and ads more permanence to Holley,” the father says in the ad.

The Braley campaign says in the ad: “The Holley Lynn James Act has strengthened protections for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the military.”

The bill didn’t become law and was never voted on in committee. The Braley campaign says the Pentagon in 2012 announced directives that implemented several provisions of the act, including requiring sexual assault allegations be immediately reported to senior commanders.

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