Mar 28, 2018 - Politics & Policy

All 22 female senators sign letter pushing for action on harassment rules

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been leading the push for updated congressional harassment rules. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

All 22 female senators expressed their "deep disappointment" in the Senate's failure to pass an update to Congress' harassment and discrimination rules in a letter to party leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, reports Politico. While the House voted in February to revamp the 1995 harassment laws, the Senate has yet to act.

What's next: Right now, there's no plan to bring the measure to the Senate floor, though Schumer said last week that he expected the Senate was "going to get something done in the next little while." And, when asked about the legislation's future, McConnell's spokesman told CNN, "I don't yet have a prediction on when that will be completed."

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