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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) appears on CNN's State of the Union on May 30.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) used the Memorial Day weekend to again call on her Senate colleagues to bring her military sexual assault bill to a vote.

Why it matters: The bipartisan legislation — which would reform the procedural process for how the military handles sexual assaults and other crimes — has yet to receive a vote despite having enough co-sponsors to defeat a filibuster, the Hill reports.

  • "This Memorial Day weekend, there is no better time to talk about the sacrifices the men and women in our armed services have made for us," Gillibrand said on CNN's State of the Union.

The big picture: The bill's primary obstacle to reaching the floor has been the reservations of Gillibrand's Democratic colleague, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • Reed wants to confine the legislation's scope to sexual assault and incorporate the issue into the annual defense policy bill.
  • Gillibrand said on CNN that she believes narrowing the focus would "break apart the criminal justice system within the military."

Go deeper: Top general no longer opposes change in sexual assault policy

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Virginia energy giant quietly boosts McAuliffe

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 15 in Henrico, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has sworn off money from the Richmond company Dominion Energy. But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, records show.

Driving the news: Dominion's political action committee has donated $200,000 to a murky political group called Accountability Virginia PAC, which has been running ads attacking Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.

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Race and technology in America

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The technology industry is famously determined to change the world — but its efforts to diversify its workforce and remove bias from its products haven't changed nearly enough.

Biden: "Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been"

President Biden speaks during the 40th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S Capitolon Oct. 16. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden speaking at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday honored members of law enforcement who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2021 and saluted those who are currently serving.

Driving the news: "We expect everything of you, and it's beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations. Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been," Biden said.