The background here is that a woman working in Iraq for KBR (a former subsidiary of Halliburton) was raped by fellow employees, then locked in a shipping container when she tried to report the rape. A congressman, Ted Poe (R-TX), did the right thing and helped her get home. But when she did, she discovered that she couldn't sue the company in open court, but had to address her grievance through arbitration--which means they could pay her off quietly instead of dealing with the publicity of a court case. To add insult to our entire nation to the poor woman's injury, the whole time this was going on, our tax dollars were supporting the company (and, no doubt, providing whatever settlement money she received).
The amendment passed with broad bipartisan support--as any reasonable person would hope--by a margin of 68-30.
Sadly, the two "gentlemen" who represent Arizona in the Senate voted against it. Sens Kyl and McCain believe, apparently, that it's vitally important that companies continue to receive our tax dollars no matter what those companies or their employees do. The rape of a woman is just a mere inconvenience to these people, to be dealt with as quietly and painlessly as possible. And by "these people" I mean KBR management as well as Kyl and McCain. Absolutely shameful.
Neither man should ever be returned to elected office. I just hope that when they are forcibly retired, they both leave Arizona, because frankly, the air's a little noxious when they're around.