(Washington, DC) -- New legislation going before Congress is intended to set a national standard for getting physical evidence from sexual assault victims. Washington's senior U.S. Senator, Patty Murray says the bill aims to establish a national training program to expand health-care access for victims of sexual assault. Murray says the measure is in response to a KING-5 report last year, which showed many hospitals in Washington state don't have a specially-trained forensic nurse examiner on staff to handle rape kits. Also contained in the bill is 12-million dollars for a pilot grant program.