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S. 4600: I Am Vanessa Guillen Act

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How should the armed services handle such claims?

Context

Only 20 years old, Vanessa Guillen [pronounced GEE-yen], an Army Private First Class stationed at Fort Hood in Texas, was murdered in April by a fellow military member who Guillen was likely about to formally accuse of sexual harassment. She had been missing for more than two months by the time her remains were discovered. The suspected murderer committed suicide as law enforcement closed in on him for apprehension.

The Army’s internal investigation of Guillen’s case interviewed hundreds of people but found no credible evidence of sexual harassment. Nevertheless,the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen went viral as a military-specific version of the famous #MeToo hashtag, in which people shared their personal stories of sexual harassment or sexual assault through social media ...

Sponsor and status

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 28 pages
Introduced
Sep 16, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Sep 16, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 16, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Sep 16, 2020
 
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S. 4600 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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