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Congressional Bill Requires Personal Liability From Lawmakers Guilty of Sexual Harassment

By InHerSight

Yesterday, Congress passed a bipartisan bill making changes to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. This historical bill will be the largest change made to the Act since its conception and will require lawmakers to be financially liable for sexual harassment settlements. In addition, the bill eliminated mandatory victim counseling and the waiting period before victims could file a lawsuit. Even more monumental is the requirement of public reporting of all settlements, including the names of guilty lawmakers. Several congressional reps have left office due to harassment allegations in recent years, and this bill is sure to affect the course of future cases

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