Turner, Tsongas offer McCaskill sexual assault provisions

Reps. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) introduced legislation this week to combat sexual assault in the military.

The measure, called the FAIR Military Act, includes several provisions from legislation sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that the Senate passed 97-0. For instance, it would limit the ability to cite a soldier's clean record when defending the person against sexual assault charges.


Thursday: House to finish budget work, nominations in Senate

The House will finish consideration of the GOP 2015 budget on Thursday.

The chamber will hold a final vote on the measure, along with votes on two remaining substitute amendments from the Republican Study Committee and House Democratic Caucus.