The Amendment known as the “Anti-Rape” amendment offered by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and passed by the Senate on Oct. 21 that prevents the government from working with contractors who deny victims of assault the right to bring their cases to court is now in danger of being watered down or stripped entirely from a defense appropriations bill.
According to the Huffington Post, contractors have begun push-back against the amendment and are pressuring the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Sen. Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii) to remove it. Sen. Inouye has received $294,900 in donations from the defense and aerospace industries over his career.
The amendment passed 68 to 30. The 30 votes against the Amendment were all Republican votes. Below is information on Sen. Inouye, as well as the names of those who voted against the Franken Amendment:
722 Hart Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1102
Phone numbers for those above can be located here.
Last night Rachel Maddow interviewed Jamie Leigh Jones, the former KBR employee and rape survivor along with her attorney. Her case was the basis for the amendment. That interview can be seen below.