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Speier: Congress Has 'Serious Problem' With Sexual Harassment, Assault

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:49 AM

Rep. Jackie Speier said Wednesday that there is still a serious problem in Congress when it comes to sexual harassment and assault.

The California Democrat told CNN's "New Day" program that part of the problem is a result of Congress failing to address it in the past.

"There's no requirement, mandatory requirement for sexual harassment training for members and staff. I have a bill to do that this year," she said. "It looks like Congress, particularly in the House, is going to address that.

"More importantly, we have a system that is really there to protect the accused and to diminish the victim. The victims who I've talked to who have had current cases before the Office of Compliance, it's a nightmare what they have gone through.

"So, it's no surprise that three-quarters of those who are sexually harassed don't even report it."

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced a resolution requiring members, staff and interns to undergo mandatory sexual harassment training.

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