Female Lawmakers Say At Least Two In Congress Have Committed Sexual Harassment

House lawmakers hold hearing on sexual harassment in Congress

The move comes days after the Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring all senators, staff and interns to be trained on preventing sexual harassment.

The woman quit her job shortly after and the lawmaker remains in office, according to Comstock, who didn't provide a name.

Speier's comments came during a House Administration Committee hearing on harassment policies on Capitol Hill where she stated: "In fact, there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review or have not been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment".

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) claimed that at least two current members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment during a House panel on Tuesday.

A Republican congresswoman says she was recently told by a trusted source that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staffer. Comstock asked. Comstock said there should be clear-cut rules about the kinds of relationships and behaviors that are off-limits and create a hostile work environment.

The account of the member exposing himself, Comstock said, is "probably a crime".

Later this week, Speier will also introduce legislation to overhaul the process that victims of harassment undergo when they file complaints to the Office of Compliance, which she has called "toothless" and says is created to protect harassers and not the harassed.

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The bill gained support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) noted that "sexual harassment is a serious problem in our society and Congress is not immune from this issue".

The report also referred to a "creep list" shared verbally among women in Congress, which lists a California congressman independently identified by more than six people as someone who had pursued female staffers.

In October, Speier shared her own story of being harassed as a congressional staffer with the hashtag #MeTooCongress in an effort to raise awareness for the issue and call attention to a need for legislation.

With each passing day, new revelations of sexual misconduct continue to rock the political sphere.

Under the current system, staffers must undergo months of counseling and mediation with the employing office before they can formally file a complaint. In the wake of the allegations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other Republicans, including Ryan, have said Moore should step aside. One Senate aide said it's "a sort of old school, Wild West workplace culture that has a lot of "work hard, play hard" ethos and without the sort of standard professionalism that you find in more traditional workplaces".

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