WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement after the House passed House Resolution 630.
The new resolution will require each member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes.
The legislation also requires all members and staff to complete mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training during each session of Congress.
In a statement on Tuesday, McMorris-Rodgers said, “I’m deeply troubled by the reports of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. This behavior is unacceptable in any form, and I’m glad the House is taking steps to make sure our work environments are safe and welcoming for everyone. Thank you to Rep. Comstock for putting forward a resolution that holds Congressional workplaces to the highest of standards.”