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GRASSLEY CO-SPONSORS SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION BILL

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IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY IS CO-SPONSORING A BILL WITH KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, A DEMOCRAT FROM NEW YORK, THAT AIMS TO HELP COLLEGE CAMPUSES STOP SEXUAL ASSAULTS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN WHILE HELPING SURVIVORS TO RECOVER.

GRASSLEY SAYS THE CAMPUS ACCOUNTABILITY AND SAFETY ACT IS A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL EFFORT DESIGNED TO REFORM THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING SEXUAL ASSAULTS TO BETTER SHIELD VICTIMS AND TO PROSECUTE OFFENDERS.

CGFENT1 OC…….. “TRANSPARENCY STANDARDS” :14

GRASSLEY SAYS HE AND GILLIBRAND RECENTLY WORKED TOGETHER ON A SIMILAR MEASURE TARGETING SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN THE MILITARY.

HE SAYS WEAK ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS ONLY ENCOURAGES PERPETRATORS.

CGFENT2 OC…….. “LIFE-ALTERING TRAUMA” :21

MEANWHILE, AFTER BEING BLOCKED IN A PROCEDURAL MOVE BY A DEMOCRAT LAST WEEK, GRASSLEY SAYS HE WILL TRY AGAIN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A BILL THAT WOULD PERMANENTLY SCHEDULE ALL KNOCK-OFFS OF THE DRUG FENTANYL.

GRASSLEY SAYS 200 IOWANS DIED OF FENTANYL OVERDOSES LAST YEAR, WHILE IT KILLED 70-THOUSAND PEOPLE NATIONWIDE.

CGFENT3 OC…….”THINGS LEGALLY” :15

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CORY BOOKER OF NEW JERSEY OPPOSED THE MEASURE BECAUSE IT INCLUDES MANDATORY SENTENCING.

GRASSLEY SAYS HE HOPES TO WORK OUT A COMPROMISE WITH BOOKER AND GET THE BILL PASSED BEFORE YEAR’S END, WHEN THE CURRENT SCHEDULING EXPIRES.

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