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Members of the House Armed Services Committee wrapped up a visit to Lackland Air Force Base this afternoon.
The congressional delegation met with commanders to find out how inappropriate relations were able to develop between istructors and trainees.
More than 40 female trainees say they had inappropriate relationships with instructors, or were sexually harassed or raped.
U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, (D) California, said, "One of the things we repeatedly heard was sometimes people do not report. Sometimes the victims do not report these crimes and yet we need to be able to go after, within a situation and make sure people feel safe."
Last month, the Air Force put a female commander over the training wing at Lackland.
Five instructors have been convicted and nearly a dozen more are under investigation.
Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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