REPORT: Senators introduce bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy

Get the DML App. CLICK HERE

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

A bipartisan pair of senators on Wednesday introduced long-awaited legislation that would overhaul how the Senate handles sexual harassment claims.

The bill, from Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would reform the reporting process for victims of sexual harassment and would make members of Congress personally liable for any settlements.

The article goes on to state the following:

“This bipartisan agreement sends a clear message that harassment in any form will not be tolerated in the U.S. Congress,” Blunt, the chairman of the Rules Committee said in a statement.

The legislation would eliminate a 30-day counseling period, a 30-day mediation phase and a 30-day “cooling off” period currently required for victims of sexual harassment under the Congressional Accountability Act.

It would also require members, including senators who leave office, to repay the Treasury for any settlements tied to harassment they committed. If a settlement isn’t repaid within 180 days, the legislation allows the federal government to target a senator’s compensation or finances.

To weigh in on this information provided by TheHill.com, engage in our LIVE CHAT below. Scroll down.

For more on this story, click the "read more" button below.

READ MORE

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.







 

Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend