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Conyers, Scott, and Poe Demand Action from Justice, Defense Departments on KBR Rape Issue

Congressman John Conyers

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2008
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey
Melanie Roussell

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) sent a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England to follow up on the Judiciary Committee's December hearing about the lack of legal protection for Americans working for contractors in Iraq and the alleged rape of a Halliburton/KBR contracting employee in Iraq. Conyers later met with Justice and Defense Department staff to discuss steps both agencies would take to ensure that government contractor employees are protected under federal law while serving abroad. The full text of the letter is below.

The full text of the letter