Yesterday, 30 Republican senators opposed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit federal defense contractors like Halliburton/KBR from getting money "if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court."
GOtta love how you can spin it anyway you want. I am sure that is why they opposed it so people wouldnt take cases to court. If you believe that then wow. People always look at the negatives in a bill then blame them for opposing it.
I agree that is stupid to have the clause in there but it is in there.
I am at first outraged by this article. On second look though, there has to be a little more to this story. Such as, what else is contained in this proposed amendment? Rarely are they just about the one item. My guess is there was a lot of spending in there along with this clause. That was probably the reason they voted against it.
Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
The link to the amendment itself was in the article that I posted.
From the ^ Library of Congress site: AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To prohibit the use of funds for any Federal contract with Halliburton Company, KBR, Inc., any of their subsidiaries or affiliates, or any other contracting party if such contractor or a subcontractor at any tier under such contract requires that employees or independent contractors sign mandatory arbitration clauses regarding certain claims.