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"Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and staff", the Wisconsin Republican said in a statement.
"As we work with the Administration, Ethics, and Rules committees to implement mandatory training, we will continue our review to make sure the right policies and resources are in place to prevent and report harassment", he said.
The move comes days after the Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring all senators, staff, and interns to be trained on preventing sexual harassment.
Comstock said the name of the lawmaker she mentioned wasn't disclosed to her, but emphasized that naming names is an important step in promoting accountability and encouraging victims to come forward. "But that kind of situation - what are we doing here for women right now who are dealing with somebody like that?" All they ask as staff members is to be able to work in a hostile-free work environment.
"There are two members of congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, that have engaged in sexual harassment", Speier told the panel. The lawmaker then invited the staffer inside and exposed himself to her, according to Comstock.
The bill gained support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. "They want the system fixed, and the perpetrators held accountable", Speier said.
Gloria Lett, counsel for the Office of House Employment Counsel, replied that such discrimination is illegal.