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More Capital Hill sexual harassment cases revealed

Stories of sexual harassment and gender hostility are coming to light at a hearing on preventing sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. GOP congresswoman, Barbara Comstock, says she was told that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staffer.

Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) previously announced his intention to hold a hearing as part of the Committee’s review of the U.S. House of Representatives’ existing training, policies, and mechanisms in place to guard against and report sexual harassment.

Chairman Harper said:

“The Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. as part of our extensive review of the resources available to assist our Members and staff in regard to sexual harassment awareness and reporting.

"This is an important issue and the House of Representatives is committed to preventing any form of harassment. We need to make certain that the House provides the needed sexual harassment awareness training, as well as policies that support a person’s rights to report when they have been victimized.

"I thank Speaker Ryan for tasking our Committee with this important review and I look forward to working with everyone to ensure that our Capitol Hill community is a safe and productive work environment.”

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