Protect Our Defenders campaigned to

Ask Congress to put a hold on Dr. Jo Ann Rooney nomination

At a confirmation hearing, Undersecretary nominee, testifies that “good order & discipline” supersedes value of justice.

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Protect Our Defenders
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"On Friday, the sexual assault victims’ advocacy group Protect Our Defenders called for a hold on Jo Ann Rooney’s nomination because of the…Read More

Testimony from Navy undersecretary nominee raises eyebrows

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Testimony from Navy undersecretary nominee raises eyebrows By Jennifer Hlad Stars and Stripes Published: October 11, 2013 The woman nominated as the next undersecretary of the Navy has come under fire for a statement in her written testimony to Congress, though the full context of the statement largely mirrors the positions of many top…Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has placed a hold on the nomination of Jo Ann Rooney, the Obama administration's nominee for undersecretary of the…Read More

Gillibrand puts a hold on a Navy nominee after 'shocking' answers on assault | Capital New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has placed a hold on the nomination of Jo Ann Rooney, the Obama administration's nominee for undersecretary of the Navy, according to the senator's office. Rooney recently went off-script in a written response to questions about whether to remove sexual assault cases from the military chain of command, as Gillibrand has…Read More
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