Hultgren Supports Reforms to Sexual Harassment Policies in Congress
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) supported unanimous House passage today of bipartisan legislation to reform sexual harassment rules within the Legislative Branch.
“It is encouraging to see the House taking concrete steps to reform congressional workplace rules that demonstrate and uphold respect for all. Everyone serving here should feel and be safe. Actions that violate that safety are unacceptable,” said Rep. Hultgren. “I want to congratulate my fellow Illinois colleague Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) and the other members of the House Administration Committee for their careful and dedicated work. We should lead by example, and these bipartisan changes will help create a culture that recognizes the dignity of all.”
H.R.4924, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act) brings more transparency, accountability and stronger protections for employees. H.Res.724 will allow the House to immediately adopt administrative reforms, including creating an office where employees can seek guidance and counsel on employment issues, as well as requiring Members to certify that no Members Representational Allowance funds are used for any settlements in connection with conduct prohibited under the CAA.
More details on the legislation are available here.