House Panel Reviewing Sexual Harassment Policies


House panel reviewing sexual harassment policies

The House Administration Committee, which oversees the chamber’s daily operations, is conducting a review of sexual harassment awareness training amid calls to make it a requirement on Capitol Hill.
Congressional offices are currently not required to undergo sexual harassment training, unlike in the executive branch where it’s mandatory for employees.
Two female lawmakers, Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), are introducing bills to make such training required for members and staff.
A spokeswoman for the House Administration Committee said on Monday the panel is reviewing possible changes to the current policy.
“The Committee is conducting a review …

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