Mandatory training for U.S. House
Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staff. The announcement came just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of Congress.
“Our goal is not only to raise awareness but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,” said Ryan, R-Wis.
“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.”
The move comes days after the Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring all senators, staff and interns to be trained on preventing harassment.