Category Archives: SEXUAL HARRASMENT

HOUSTON WE HAVE A SETTLEMENT

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold used $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim against him, Politico reported Friday. He is the first lawmaker to be revealed as having used Capitol Hill’s “hush” fund. The Republican congressman’s former communications director, Lauren … Continue reading

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AMEND THE CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1995

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have introduced legislation to overhaul the process of reporting sexual harassment. Victims of sexual misconduct are currently required to undergo counseling, mediation and a 30-day “cooling off period” before filing a … Continue reading

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