Deutch, Brooks Lead Call to Leadership to Pass Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act
Today, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Ethics Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05) and Ranking Member Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), along with the entire Committee membership sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate urging passage of legislation to reform the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), which would strengthen workplace rights and protections for employees in the legislative branch and also hold Members and Senators accountable for their own personal conduct.
The Committee wrote, “Members and employees alike should be able to work free from sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind. The American public must also have confidence that we in Congress not only view these issues with the seriousness they demand – but that we are taking action. Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1994 are sorely needed to protect the integrity of and public confidence in Congress, to ensure that the legislative brand remains a place where men and women want to serve, and to improve accountability on these vital issues. The reforms we have advocated have overwhelming bipartisan support in the House…”
To read the complete letter, click here.