We can’t stand by and let what happened to Vanessa happen again. We must strengthen the military’s ability to protect its most important resource – the men and women who willingly sign-up to protect all Americans. That’s why I introduced the I Am Vanessa Guillén Act last week week. The I Am Vanessa Guillén Act [H.R.8270] will fundamentally reform reporting and investigating of sexual harassment and assault in the military and transform prosecution of sexual harassment and assault by empowering an independent prosecutor, within each military service, to bring charges. It will also encourage survivors to come forward to report sexual assaults and sexual harassment so perpetrators will be held accountable and survivors will get the justice they deserve.
SPC Vanessa Guillén’s horrific murder shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment & sexual assault within our military. This week I introduced the #IAmVanessaGuillén Act to address it. Our military fights for us, so we must fight for them. #WeeklyWrapUp pic.twitter.com/7WPcci5Sxp— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) September 18, 2020
The issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue – it’s an American issue. This is about protecting our men and women in uniform. They fight for us and now we must fight for them. This bill will ensure Vanessa will not have died in vain. As a soldier she proudly served her country and, in the wake of her death, she will save countless lives through this vital change to our military. I will keep fighting so no family has to go through what the Guillén family has gone through.
I am proud to join @RepSpeier in introducing the #IAmVanessaGuillen Act today. The issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue – it’s an American issue. This legislation will protect our men and women in uniform. pic.twitter.com/hTXk1XYfpf— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) September 16, 2020
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