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Members of Congress will review their internal policies and training on sexual harassment Tuesday following high-profile sexual allegations against Hollywood celebrities and politicians in recent weeks.
The House Administration Committee’s hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday. Watch live in the player above.
The House Administration Committee’s hearing on Tuesday aims to improve efforts to prevent sexual harassment in the congressional work place. The hearing will include appearances from Reps. Jackie Speier of California and Bradley Byrne of Alabama.
After several women came forward with allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, other powerful men in numerous industries have been accused of sexual misconduct. The allegations have ranged from inappropriate text messages to rape and have marked several powerful men in their industries, like actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K. and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Allegations also extended to Capitol Hill when four female lawmakers, past and current, told the Associated Press that they, too, have been sexually harassed or have been the target of lewd comments by other members of Congress.
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.
Joshua Barajas is a senior editor for the PBS NewsHour's Communities Initiative. He also the senior editor and manager of newsletters.
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