Nov 17, 2017 - Politics & Policy
What Congress is doing about its harassment problem
In response to the flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations, members of both chambers have introduced three bills and requirements aimed at harassment culture in Congress.
- "Me Too": Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Wednesday introduced the "Me Too" Act, calling for more transparency in the harassment complaint process on the Hill.
- House training: House Speaker Paul Ryan also announced on Wednesday that all House members and staff will have to complete anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training.
- Senate training: The Senate passed legislation last week requiring all senators and staff to go through anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training.