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H.R. 1593 (113th): Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the prevention of and response to sexual assault in the Armed Forces by establishing a Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Council and an enhanced Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office and by requiring the appointment of a Director of Military Prosecutions for sexual-related offenses committed by a member of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2013
Length: 13 pages
Apr 17, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 17, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


159 Cosponsors (158 Democrats, 1 Republican)


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What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Speier, Bi-Partisan Group Request Military Sexual Assault Hearing in House Armed Services Committee
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2013

Brownley Leads Hearing on Military Sexual Trauma Care
    — Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 19, 2013

Huffman Helps Lead Effort to Combat Sexual Assault in the Military
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 5, 2013

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Apr 17, 2013

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H.R. 1593 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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