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New Policy Would Require Members Of Congress To Pay For Their Own Sexual Harassment Settlements

It’s amazing that this is just happening now. How many millions of taxpayer dollars have been used over the years to bail out members of Congress for their own misdeeds?

NPR reports:

Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to overhaul the system for handling accusations of sexual misconduct against members, including a requirement that members pay out of pocket for some settlements and court judgments.

“For too long, victims of sexual harassment in Congress have been forced into a process that lacks transparency and accountability, and fails them at a time when they need the most support,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a lead negotiator on the bill.

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