FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Personnel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, talks with the subcommittee's ranking Republican, Sen

 

              FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Personnel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, talks with the subcommittee
FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Personnel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, talks with the subcommittee's ranking Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as they hear testimony about sexual assault in the military during their subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill. Gillibrand is challenging the Pentagon’s top brass, and some of her more senior Senate colleagues, over how the services handle the epidemic of sexual assaults. It’s a fight that crosses gender and party affiliation, and one that the tenacious 46-year-old just may win. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)