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[VIDEO] Congresswomen Speier Introduces Amendment to Protect Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Congresswoman Jackie Speier stood with victims of sexual assault in the military and offered an amendment on the floor of the Congress. The amendment, which was approved by the House, prohibits funding to implement and Executive Order signed by the President and proposed by the Pentagon that undermines essential “rape shield” protections for victims.

In a speech on the floor of the House, Rep. Speier said, “Why should servicemembers be considered second class citizens in this country?”

Watch her introduction to the amendment: