Reps Nadler and King Co-Sponsor the ME TOO Congress Act of 2017

Nov 28, 2017 Issues: Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) together joined as bipartisan cosponsors of H.R. 4396, the Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress (ME TOO Congress) Act of 2017. This landmark legislation, authored and introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), would fundamentally change the flawed process Congress uses to address sexual harassment claims.

Representatives Nadler and King released the following joint statement:

“For too long, men and women working in Congress have lived with an inadequate, non-transparent, and unfair system for handling claims of sexual harassment within this distinguished body. Rather than taking the lead, Congress has turned a blind eye to these claims - maintaining a system for complaints and oversight that placed too heavy a burden on accusers. We are overdue for change in order to make sure that every woman or man who enters Congress, either as a member or a staffer, can work in a safe, transparent, and fair environment.”

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