Speaker of the House Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat "a referendum" on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying "takes nothing away" from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE (R-Wis.) will be featured in a Fox News town hall event on Tuesday night to discuss GOP efforts on tax reform.
"Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all Members and staff", Ryan said in a statement after today's stunning hearing. "We will continue our review to make sure the right policies and resources are in place to prevent and report harassment".
Barbara Comstock testified about what she knew, saying it was "important that we name names". Comstock asked. Comstock said there should be clear-cut rules about the kinds of relationships and behaviors that are off-limits and create a hostile work environment.
She disclosed her own experiences with sexual harassment as a young congressional staffer in a YouTube video last week. "In fact, there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who ... have engaged in sexual harassment".
A Republican congresswoman says she was recently told by a trusted source that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staffer.
The bill gained support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Representative Gregg Harper, Republican of MS, who chairs the House Administration Committee, said in his opening remarks, "I believe we need mandatory training, and probably everyone here would agree". "They want the system fixed, and the perpetrators held accountable", Speier said.
One Republican lawmaker, Rodney Davis of IL, said addressing the issue of sexual harassment on the Hill is "long overdue" and that Congress must "lead by example".