Olson Applauds House Action to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to help deter sexual harassment in the Congressional workplace by voting to require mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training in the House of Representatives. Olson voted H. Res. 630, which requires each Member, officer, employee (including interns, detailees and fellows) to complete anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training during the first 90 days of each Congressional session, or within 90 days of their hire date. It also requires the posting of a statement of rights and protections provided to House employees under the Congressional Accountability Act in a prominent location in each office. The resolution passed the House by voice vote.
“I share my fellow Americans concern with increasing reports of sexual harassment within Congress and other industries across the country,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “While this resolution on its own is not a solution to the problem of sexual harassment in the Congressional workplace, it is a step in the right direction. I want to thank my House colleagues for acting quickly to address this issue and hope that we will continue to work together to ensure there is a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in Congress.”
For more information on H. Res. 630 please click here.
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