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Amid Rising Sexual Assault Rates across the Military, Gillibrand, Grassley, Speier, Bacon Announce Bipartisan Effort to Establish “Safe to Report” Policy in the Military

The Bipartisan and Bicameral Safe to Report Act Protects Service Members from Facing Undue Consequences for Reporting Cases of Sexual Assault

Washington, DC  — Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate to establish a “Safe to Report” standard in the military. As thousands of military sexual assault cases go unreported each year, reports show more survivors are empowered to come forward without the threat of retaliation. The Safe to Report Act empowers survivors of sexual violence to report these incidents without fear of collateral misconduct charges for minor offenses.