Story highlights The House held a hearing in sexual harassment in Tuesday morning
The Senate passed an identical resolution last week
Washington (CNN) House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that you will see a new mandatory anti-harassment and discrimination training for all House members and staff.
Ryan said in a good statement that the goal is “not only to improve awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in virtually any form does not have any place in this organization.”
The announcement came at the heels of a morning-long House hearing on sexual harassment where some people of Congress brought up concerns about sexual harassment in the legislative branch and reviewed the institutions in place for reporting and addressing such behavior.
Ryan called the hearing a great “important step” in work to fight sexual harassment and added, “As we work with the Administration, Ethics, and Rules committees to implement mandatory training, we will continue our assessment to make sure the right policies and resources are in spot to prevent and survey harassment.”
Two female House lawmakers on Tuesday accused unnamed sitting male lawmakers of sexual harassment and misconduct, including an allegation that a male lawmaker exposed his genitals to a lady staffer. Neither Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, nor Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Virginia Republican, named the lawmakers in question during a hearing inside your home administration committee.