The #MeToo movement comes to Capitol Hill

The #MeToo movement comes to Capitol Hill

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) at a press conference before a House vote on the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) at a press conference before a House vote on the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)

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

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