The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. It now goes to the House.
Under the emerging deal, lawmakers "will have personal liability" for harassment claims against them.
By David Crary, Associated Press
Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. According to their complaints, when…
By Lisa Desjardins
Since the #MeToo movement began, seven members of Congress have resigned or retired following sexual harassment allegations. While there is near-universal agreement that the system on Capitol Hill is deeply flawed, Congress has not addressed its own rules for dealing…
By David Bauder, Associated Press
NBC News' internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the division.
By Alan Fram, Marc Levy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday. Four-term Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan had already decided to not seek re-election this fall. In a resignation…
By Associated Press
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended state law and called a special election in June to fill the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned following sexual harassment allegations.
As difficult and as awkward as speaking out can be, it’s our responsibility to so many who can’t.
By Matthew Daly and Will Weissert, Associated Press
Since October, eight lawmakers have either resigned or abandoned re-election bids amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
All 22 female senators are bringing public pressure on Senate leaders to debate legislation making it easier for people working in Congress to pursue claims of sexual harassment or discrimination.
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