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Today’s topic is #passMJIA – the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013, S.967, and now a proposed amendment to the NDAA reauthorization for FY2014. If enacted, MJIA would shift the decision of whether or not to prosecute military sexual assaults from the military chain of command to independent military prosecutors . While the effort to #passMJIA has garnered at least 50 votes in the Senate, the bill will likely need to survive a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes.