Claire McCaskill

One in five women is sexually assaulted during college, according to the new White House report "Not Alone.” The report tackles the issue of campus sexual assaults, and it gives guidelines for universities to implement to avoid such attacks. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, one of Missouri's senators is devoting a lot of attention to this problem.

Senator Claire McCaskill's bill aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military got a green light from Senators this week.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has details.

The measure would strengthen reforms that were in last year's annual defense bill, like preventing commanders from overturning jury convictions, giving victims their own independent lawyers, and making it a crime to retaliate against a victim who reported sexual assault. 

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s signed up for health insurance offered to Missourians under the Affordable Care Act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.

In a video posted to the Senators’ YouTube page, McCaskill is seen reading over information through healthcare.gov before selecting a policy.

“This plan will cost $552.60 a month; my deductible will be $1,750 and my out-of-pocket maximum will be $5,000,” McCaskill said.

US Senator Roy Blunt reiterated concerns Thursday of the Defense Department’s claim that they don’t have the legal authority during the government shutdown to provide immediate death gratuity payments to the families of fallen soldiers. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

Update at 8:10 a.m. Fri: President Obama signed a bill reinstating death gratuity benefits into law Thursday night.

Claire McCaskill
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says recently introduced legislation that will allow construction projects to cut through federal red tape will create Missouri jobs. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.

The bill, dubbed a bipartisan approach to help expedite these plans, is co-sponsored by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican.

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