ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN
CAPITOL HILL – The #MeToo movement comes to Capitol Hill. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) warns would-be harassers that legal loopholes to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 will be fixed in a reform bill passed Thursday.
Speier became a poster-child for the #MeToo movement after she revealed earlier this year that she had been sexually harassed as a young staffer by a senior aide.
Rep. Speier details the scope of the reform bill in a Committee on House Accountability press conference:
(Audio: Rep. Jackie Speier warns that “time’s up” for would-be harassers who believe they can hide their behavior behind legal loopholes.)
The legislation now heads to President Donald Trump for signature.
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill