- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -

« News Home

Ryan signs on to bill on military sexual assault

Published: Thu, May 9, 2013 @ 4:58 p.m.

Ryan will introduce bill on military sexual assault

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will introduce a bill in the House next week to help members of the military who are victims of sexual assault.

“This is an epidemic that threatens the very foundations of our military,” said Ryan of Niles, D-13th. “All service members must have absolute confidence and trust in their fellow soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine. How can they put their lives in each other’s hands if they fear that person as a potential sexual predator? Congress must address this issue.”

The Combating Military Sexual Assault Act of 2013 will fill gaps within current law and policy, and build upon the steps recently taken by the Department of Defense and the various branches of the military, said Ryan, a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

In a recent report, the DOD estimated 26,000 sexual assaults took place in 2012, with only 3,374 of those being reported.


1DSquared(1622 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Ask Timmy how our servicemen and women can have trust and confidence in a government that abandons them in Benghazi even after pleas of help? I see where his priorities lie. Showing once again that Liberals cannot be trusted with the security of this nation and it's military sons and daughters.

Suggest removal:


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes