“The IamVanessaGuillen Bill is a BiPartisan Bill. It is NOT a political problem, it's a human rights concern,” Guillen family lawyer Natalie Khawam wrote.
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA– Editor's note: the video attached is from a previous report about the Guillen family's meeting with President Trump.
The IamVanessaGuillen Bill is set to be presented on Capitol Hill on Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST, according to a statement from the Guillen family attorney Natalie Khawam.
The bill will permit active service members to submit sexual harassment and attack claims to a third-party company rather of through their chain of command.
She said the expense
is lead by California Rep. Jackie Speier (D) and Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R).” Last year Speier and Mullin likewise introduced and sponsored the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act that provides our military the right to pursue a claim if they are victims of medical malpractice, a basic ideal our military never had in the past,” Khawam stated.
Khawam stated the bill is bipartisan and not a political issue. “We all need this Bill to pass so we can assist safeguard our males and females serving in the military,” Khawam said. “Our soldiers are worthy of to have the same rights and defenses we all have, especially given that they are serving our country.”
Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen's case has drawn global attention. She went missing on April 22. Her remains were found in June near the Leon River in Bell County.
The case produced require systemic modification in the military after Vanessa's household claimed she had actually been sexually harassed, but didn't report it to her superiors for fear of retaliation. Fort Hood stated its investigation found no proof to support the claims.
A federal criminal grievance submitted reported that Spc. Aaron Robinson repeatedly hit Guillen with a hammer, killing her, at Fort Hood on April 22. She was then mutilated and burned in an attempt to deal with the body with the aid of his girlfriend, Cecily Aguilar, according to the affidavit.
Robinson killed himself early July 1 when officers tried to approach him. Aguilar is waiting for trial set to begin later this month.