Paul Ryan Sets Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for House

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) claimed that at least two current members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment during a House panel on Tuesday.

"There is a renewed recognition of this problem, rightfully, and a recognition of a culture that looks the other way because of who the offenders are", said Comstock.

Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockWilson endorses Foxx as next House Education chairman House transfers DC Metro board appointments to DOT Dems target DC-area GOP rep on Metro funding MORE (R-Va.), a member of the House Administration Committee, said she had heard of an unidentified male lawmaker who exposed himself to a young female staffer.

"This member asked a staffer to bring them over some materials to their residence".

"They want the system fixed and the perpetrators held accountable", she said.

"She left, she found another job".

Paul called the hearing an "important step" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and added, "As we work with the Administration, Ethics, and Rules committees to implement mandatory training, we will continue our review to make sure the right policies and resources are in place to prevent and report harassment".

The legislator remains on Capitol Hill, she testified.

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Ryan says in a statement, "our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution".

"I strongly encourage you to complete sexual harassment training and to mandate the training for your staff". Individual offices could voluntarily have their staffs attend trainings offered by the Office of Compliance.

CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress, the majority of whom spoke anonymously to be candid and avoid potential repercussions. One Republican has suggested that if elected, Moore should be expelled from the Senate.

"Obviously, that's not the right approach", he said.

Comstock did not name the member of Congress, whose name wasn't disclosed to her.

Several Democrats are sponsoring legislation that would change the way sexual harassment complaints are handled.

Watch Speier's comments below, via ABC News. Then they go through mediation. "All they ask for in return as staff members is to be able to work in a hostile-free work environment", Speier testified. "By the way. the general counsel of the House is representing the harasser".

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