Speaker Ryan: House to require lawmakers to get training to prevent sexual harassment

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WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after the Committee on House Administration held a hearing as part of its ongoing review of the House’s sexual harassment policies:

“Today’s hearing was another important step in our efforts to combat sexual harassment and ensure a safe workplace. I want to especially thank my colleagues who shared their stories. Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all Members and staff. Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution. As we work with the Administration, Ethics, and Rules committees to implement mandatory training, we will continue our review to make sure the right policies and resources are in place to prevent and report harassment.”