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Friday, March 27, 2015

Pingree & Poliquin Co-Sponsor Bill To Help Survivors of Military Sexual Assault

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Montana Senator Jon Tester re-introduced the Ruth Moore Act today, a bill that will make it easier for survivors of military sexual assault to get the benefits they deserve. Congressman Bruce Poliquin joined the effort as the lead Republican cosponsor in the House.

“The sexual assault of someone who has volunteered to serve and defend this country is a crime and shouldn’t be tolerated,” Pingree said. “But when it happens we have to do everything we can to make sure the survivor gets the benefits they deserve. To do that we need to change the way these claims are treated at the VA.”

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