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Female senators grill military brass over arrest of sexual assault prevention officer

Female senators lashed out at top military brass on Tuesday following a damning Pentagon report on sexual assault and the arrest of U.S. Air Force sex abuse prevention officer. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) pressed the military…

Sen. Gillibrand blasts Blunt amendment: Employers shouldn’t dictate health decisions

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday slammed legislation that would allow employers to refuse to pay for health insurance coverage of specific services if it would be contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions. “When will my colleagues understand this very non-debatable fact, that the decision of whether a…

Sen. Gillibrand: Republican ‘war on women’ will fail

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Thursday that Republicans’ “war on women” would ultimately be a failure. Republicans have accused Obama of waging a war on religion because of a White House plan to require most insurance plans to cover birth control, without an exemption for religious employers. Churches and some…

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