H.Res. 213: Establishing the Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report on the activities of the Department of Defense to prevent, reduce, prosecute, and provide victims’ services for cases of sexual assault and abuse in the Armed Forces.

Introduced:
May 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
31% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Betty McCollum
Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 14, 2013
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on May 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 14, 2013
Referred to Committee May 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

31% chance of getting past committee.
31% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
60 cosponsors (60D) (show)
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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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5/14/2013--Introduced.
Establishes the Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report to the House of Representatives on activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) to prevent, reduce, prosecute, and provide victims' services for cases of sexual assault and abuse within the Armed Forces.
Gives the Special Committee jurisdiction and oversight responsibility to conduct investigations into issues related to sexual assault and abuse in DOD, including prevention and victim services and care.

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