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Stars and Stripes
Supporters, critics open fire on women in combat
The Pentagon's announcement Tuesday that the service branches and U.S. Special Operations command are moving ahead with plans to put women into combat positions sparked a range of reactions from supporters and opponents.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gardner health care agency honored with award
From left, Elaine T. Fluet, president and CEO of GVNA HealthCare in Gardner, and Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong at the "Our Time to Shine" Innovations Showcase and Star Awards of Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts in Boston.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
House OKs 2-year sentence for military sex assault Angered by the...
Angered by the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, the House on Thursday endorsed a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for a member of the armed services convicted of rape or sexual assault in a military court.
Magic City Morning Star
House Passes 100% Made-in-the-USA Military Uniforms
The House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Michaud that would require any footwear provided to members of the Armed Forces upon initial entry be made in America.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Democratic US Sen. Warren's PAC raises $229,000
A political action committee formed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has raised nearly $229,000 during the first six months of the year, records show.
Rep. Tsongas: Bill Is 'First Step' In Addressing Sexual Assault In The Military
On Capitol Hill, the U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a defense spending bill that includes changes in how the military deals with allegations of sexual assault within its ranks.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
House OKs 2-year sentence for military sex assault
The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Marine Corps Times
Pregnant Marine's murder motivates lawmaker to fight for sex assault changes
Among the female lawmakers working on military sexual assault legislation stands Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio - not the only man working to change military law and procedure to better protect assault victims, but likely the most prominent.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
The Groton Line
NRWA's Campbell, Tsongas Testify To Designate the Nashua a Wild and Scenic River
A press release from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas's office announces that the effort to make the Nashua River one of the nation's Wild & Scenic Rives is moving forward.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Blast from the Past
Jim Ogonowski in Massachusetts was one of the top NRSC recruits for this cycle. An Air Force veteran and brother of one of the pilots who died in the 9/11 tragedy, Ogonowski lost a surprisingly close election for the U.S. House in 2007 to Democrat Niki Tsongas.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Tsongas' sex-assault bills moving ahead
Two bills co-written by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas that aim to cut down on sexual assault in the military and better defend victims are moving ahead with support in Congress.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Mass. Democrats slam phone spying
Bay State Democrats are slamming the Obama administration's actions as "un-American" for secretly collecting phone records from millions of average citizens, demanding the federal government stop its sweeping spy programs.
US News & World Report
Military Sexual Assault Bills Get Their Day on Capitol Hill
Amid epidemic of sexual assaults within the military, the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on whether a drastic overhaul of the military justice system is needed.
Lawmakers press forward on sexual assault bill
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
VIDEO: Rep. Turner says sex assualts cause by "criminals, not hormones"
Rep. Mike Turner took umbrage at a fellow Republicans' comments on sexual assault in the military Wednesday, saying they diminish the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.
Lincoln Daily News
House panel to address sexual assaults in military
Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Tsongas in keynote address: Women finding their voice in public service
When U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas strode onto the House floor for her first vote after her 2007 election, the energy of the male-dominated legislative body made her feel like she was walking off a playing field and into a locker room.
Sexual assaults force changes to military justice
Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.
The Washington Post
Here's a quick review of the seven women on the panel - in order of seniority - what they've said on the topic in recent days and information on the bills they've introduced or agreed to sponsor to help address the problem.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
District in good hands
After serving in Niki Tsongas' Congressional Office for 51/2 years, I have witnessed firsthand how Niki has earned the support of thousands of voters.