Post Politics: military


Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Senate rejects further revamp of how Pentagon handles sex assault

Emotionally-charged issue is a familiar one to senators who’ve been aggressively lobbied by two female colleagues.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, military, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Senate votes to restore military COLA benefits

Senate adopted the House’s solution of extending automatic cuts to Medicare to accompany the pension increase.

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:16 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, military

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Obama orders military to report next year on changes to curb sexual assaults

Obama offers support for new rules to curb sexual assault in military but stops short of pushing for broader reforms sought by some in Congress.

By David Nakamura  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military, Obama

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Gillibrand wants vote on military sex assault bill ‘right away’

But a vote likely won’t come until some point in 2014.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, US military

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Senate to convene briefly to move Syria resolution along

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad regime, Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Foreign relations, Herry M. Reid, Syria, U.S. military, U.S. Senate

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Live updates: Sex assault hearing

Military leaders testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee today about an increase in sex assault cases in the military.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Obama advisers host White House meeting on sexual assault in the military

Jarrett and Tchen hosted lawmakers two days after the Pentagon reported a 35 percent rise in the number of military members victimized by sexual assault and related crimes over the past two years.

By Scott Wilson  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Military, President Obama, Sexual assault