Victims' Rights Caucus

Recent Votes

Today, Congress voted on the Department of Defense appropriations bill which included language that prohibits binding arbitration for Federal Defense contractors and their employees in certain situations. The language covers any tort related to or arising out of sexual assault or harassment, including assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, or negligent hiring, supervision or retention. Had language similar to this been enacted several years ago, civil justice could have been brought to Jamie Leigh Jones case. We feel as though this is a step in the right direction toward due process in her case and others similar.