On November 14, the Committee on House Administration held a hearing, “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace.” The hearing focused on reviewing the sexual harassment training policy for the House of Representatives. Additionally, members and witnesses discussed the dispute and resolution system for alleged sexual misconduct.
The committee discussed H. Res. 604, the Congressional Education About Sexual Harassment Eradication Resolution, sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), which would make sexual harassment training mandatory for all Members of Congress, officers, and employees. A Senate version of the resolution, S. Res. 330, sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), was approved by the Senate on November 9 (see The Source, 11/10/17).
The following witnesses testified: