In this photo taken July 16, 2013, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens to a fellow senator speak to reporters about a bill regarding sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill

 

              In this photo taken July 16, 2013, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens to a fellow senator speak to reporters about a bill regarding sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill
In this photo taken July 16, 2013, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens to a fellow senator speak to reporters about a bill regarding sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill in Washington. 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/Charles Dharapak)