This is not an exaggeration or a decontextualized report. Al Franken introduced an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill which would render ineligible for defense contracts any company which attempts to block employees from filing sexual assault suits.
Let me say that again: all this amendment does is make it impossible for corporations that try to force binding arbitration on employees who have been sexually assaulted on the job to get defense contracts. Thirty republican senators voted against this. Thirty republican senators think that it is perfectly alright to try and enforce binding arbitration clauses in rape cases, and companies doing this should not be penalized in any way by the government.
Horrifying, inexcusable, infuriating, unforgivable.
If you are represented by any of these senators, write in and tell them this is not a fucking game.