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Gillibrand: Senate Should Overhaul Capitol Hill Harassment Policies

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By    |   Friday, 23 February 2018 12:35 PM

The Senate should follow the House's lead in revamping and strengthening workplace anti-harassment policies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, said in a letter to Senate leadership, Politico reports.

"Something must be done. The House has acted, now it is time for the Senate to do its part," Gillibrand wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y.

Gillibrand wants her Capitol Hill harassment reform proposal to get a floor vote or be included in next month's government spending bill.

Gillibrand's measure differs somewhat from the one the House passed, but both would require lawmakers to use their own money when found liable for harassment, rather than billing it to taxpayers.

"The more time that goes by without addressing this broken system, the more people suffer," Gillibrand wrote, according to Politico. "Offices suffer from the lack of certainty about what is required of them. Staffers suffer when they feel as if they have no safe place to turn in the face of harassment and discrimination."

The push for reform comes after a series of career-ending scandals engulfed six lawmakers.

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The Senate should follow the House’s lead in revamping and strengthening workplace anti-harassment policies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, said in a letter to Senate leadership, Politico reports.
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