Jackie Speier

FILE - This Aug. 18, 2010, file photo shows California National Guard troops, who are part of Task Force Sierra, deployed at the border along with Border Patrol Agents near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, extended the state National Guard's participation in President Donald Trump's border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the mission will now run until the end of March 2019.  (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

National Guard’s hybrid status makes sexual assault confusing to prosecute

The Guard mostly relies on local law enforcement to prosecute sex crimes.

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Jackie Speier

DoD adds new protections from minor infractions for military sexual assault victims reporting crimes

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DoD IG recognizes whistleblower for hotline tip that led to $25M settlement

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Are military domestic abuse cases next to get a prosecution overhaul?

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

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(AP Photo/Morry Gash)A mail truck moves down a street Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Fox Point, Wis. Facing public pressure and state lawsuits, the Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

House bill gives USPS $6B to invest heavily in next-generation electric vehicles

The bill requires USPS to guarantee that at least 75% of its new fleet will be electric or zero-emission delivery trucks.

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Lloyd Austin

Austin orders new steps to curb sexual assault while panel studies the problem

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify “high risk” bases and assess their…

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Oversight offices see glimmers of progress in DoD, VA electronic health records

Tests on VA’s new system showed more than 500 serious problems as recently as last summer. The department managed to resolve or work around almost all of them by the time of its first deployment in October.

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