Students who have interned in Congressional offices welcomed efforts to boost sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill is where the highest laws of the land are born in the U.S. It's also where illegal sexual harassment has gone on for years — helped, critics say, by an Old-Boys-club ecosystem and an onerous complaints process that re-traumatizes victims.
As each new day brings with it an additional revelation about sexual misconduct, many are grappling with how to reform the institutions they belong to. Kristin Nicholson talks about a letter she and 1,500 of her former colleagues sent to Capitol Hill leadership calling for better support for victims of harassment.
Capitol Hill is facing a reckoning over sexual harassment, but hardly anyone wants to name names.
Congressional lawmakers found liable for sexual harassment should foot the bill, rather than the taxpayer, for any settlement tied to the inappropriate behavior, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) told his colleagues on Tuesday.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is right — Roy Moore should quit the race for the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Jackie Speier told a House panel on Tuesday that she knows of two current members of Congress — a Democrat and a Republican — who have engaged in sexual harassment, further exposing an institution that has been accused of looking away from sexual misconduct.
Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices -- they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss -- it could cost you your career.