Lawmakers introduce bill to reform sexual harassment claims in Congress

Members of Congress introduced legislation [materials] Thursday that would prohibit lawmakers from paying settlements in sexual harassment claims with taxpayers’ money. The bill, called the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, would require the accused lawmaker to reimburse the US Treasury within 90 days of settlement. If they do not, their wages would be garnished. The bill would also create a legal office to represent complaints for members of Congress in these matters. The bill would overhaul the complaint…

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