House Passes $638B Defense Bill With Sex-Assault Crackdown

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The House of Representatives on Friday passed a $638 billion defense policy bill, adding a new mandatory two-year prison sentence for military sexual assault convictions.

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed the House by a vote of 315-108, one day after the Senate Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the 2014 defense bill. Both bills aim to reduce the rise of sexual assault in the military, and both bills stopped short of accepting amendments that would have removed prosecution of sexual assault cases from...
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