Monday, December 21, 2009

Let's hear it for Al Franken!

On Saturday, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. Look what's in it:

Within the Appropriations Act is Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) amendment prohibiting defense contractors from restricting their employees’ abilities to take workplace discrimination, battery, and sexual assault cases to court. The measure was inspired by Jamie Leigh Jones, who was gang-raped by her co-workers while working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad. Many Republicans opposed the legislation — saying it was an unnecessary attack on their allies in the defense contracting business — and faced intense political blowback over their positions.

Now would you believe that the Republicans who voted against that ammendment were shocked (shocked, I tell you!) to learn that many of their constituents were horrifed by their "no" vote?You can read about that right here.

The paragraph quoted above is from this posting found on Think Progress.

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