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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL

McCaskill Statement on Pentagon’s Announcement of New Official in Charge of Defense Department Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

WASHINGTON – Former sex crimes prosecutor and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the Department of Defense announced that Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow will become the new director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office:

“Maj. General Snow has a tremendous challenge as he will be tasked with implementing the sweeping and historic changes in the laws governing sexual assault in the military which we have legislated this year. As the senior woman on the Armed Services Committee I am committed to making sure these reforms that will protect victims, make retaliation a crime, prohibit interference by commanders after a jury has spoken, and put more perpetrators in prison, are quickly implemented. It is my job to make sure Maj. General Snow shares that commitment.”

Read more about McCaskill's fight to curb sexual assaults in the military at www.McCaskill.senate.gov/MilitaryJustice.

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