The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan "Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act" (H.R. 4924) introduced by a bipartisan group of Members including Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ethics. This legislation will improve workplace protections in Congress and strengthen responses to sexual harassment cases.
Upon passage, Congressman Deutch issued the following statement:
“The halls of Congress are not absent from sexual harassment. Just like every other workplace in America, we need to strengthen our anti-harassment policies for Congressional offices to create a safe environment for all employees. We are sending an important message to the entire country that perpetrators - even Members of Congress - will be held accountable. With unanimous passage of this bill in the House, we are starting to change the culture by preventing future abuse and empowering victims to seek justice without fear of retribution.”