House to vote on anti-harassment training resolution next week

House to vote on anti-harassment training resolution next week
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The House is set to vote next week on a resolution that would require all members and their staffers to undergo anti-harassment training. 

"Since becoming Chairman in January, I have made it a priority to improve the overall professionalism of the House of Representatives," Rep. Gregg HarperGregory (Gregg) Livingston HarperCongress sends bill overhauling sexual harassment policy to Trump's desk Dems cry foul in undecided N.C. race Mississippi New Members 2019 MORE (R-Miss.), the chairman of the House Administration Committee, said Friday.

"Instituting mandatory training is a first step in ensuring we are creating a safe and productive environment for everyone in the House.”

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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanKenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 At indoor rally, Pence says election runs through Wisconsin Juan Williams: Breaking down the debates MORE (R-Wis.) said last week that all members and their staffs would be required to complete anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training. That training was previously optional.

The Senate voted earlier this month on a similar resolution requiring senators, staffers and interns to complete mandatory training. 

The House vote comes as a growing number of powerful men in politics, business, media and entertainment face allegations of sexual impropriety.

In the House, Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersBiden's immigration plan has serious problems Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary Tlaib holds lead in early vote count against primary challenger MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) has faced multiple allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior toward female former staffers. And in the Senate, Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture MORE (D-Minn.) has been accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman in 2006, as well as inappropriately touching another woman in 2010.