WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R. 4924) and a resolution to create additional protections, such as establishing the Office of Employee Advocacy, for employees of the U.S. House of Representatives (H.Res. 724).
“Today, the House is continuing to lead the way and taking immediate action to renew the people’s trust in their representative government by reforming the outdated laws that govern the Congressional workplace. We are strengthening transparency and accountability, creating new protections for employees, and preventing taxpayer funds from being used to pay settlements.
“As I’ve said many times before, Members of Congress must walk the talk and lead by example. There is no room for sexual harassment in any workplace, and there should be zero tolerance for it on Capitol Hill. It’s a privilege to serve in this body, and I’m grateful for the leadership of House Administration Committee Chair Gregg Harper for his leadership on this bipartisan legislation that ensures all Members are held to the highest standard.”
Note: On January 29, 2018, McMorris Rodgers also spoke with Dana Perino on the Daily Briefing and urged the Senate to consider this legislation.
Unfortunately, there have been way too many examples that have been brought to light this Congress. We need to take action to ensure that the Congressional workplace is safe & welcoming to all. pic.twitter.com/FaA0fVqwDl
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) February 4, 2018