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Rep. Jackie Speier Pushes ME TOO Congress Bill

HeadlineNov 22, 2017

On Capitol Hill, Congressmember Jackie Speier says her Democratic colleague, John Conyers of Michigan, was not one of two sitting members of Congress who she knows to have engaged in sexual harassment. Speier said Tuesday she knows of at least two other lawmakers who’ve engaged in sexual harassment—one Democrat and one Republican. Rep. Conyers reportedly settled a sexual harassment complaint in 2015 with a former staffer who alleged she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances. Earlier this month, Speier accused an unnamed colleague of “exposing their genitals,” and said victims had “their private parts grabbed on the House floor.” Speier has introduced the ME TOO Congress bill to reform sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill. Among other reforms, the bill would end a mandatory “cooling off period” before accusers could file sexual harassment claims.

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