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Goodlatte Supports Measure Mandating House Training in Workplace Rights

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Washington, November 29, 2017 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on House passage of H.Res. 630, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities annually:

“Sexual harassment and misconduct cannot be tolerated anywhere, and that includes Congress. I am deeply concerned about recent reports of harassment in congressional offices, and this issue must be taken seriously. Prior to this resolution coming to the floor, I had directed my staff and I to complete training in workplace rights, including sexual harassment awareness. Today’s resolution will now mandate this training throughout the House for all Members and staff. Mandatory training for congressional offices is a good, common sense measure. It is becoming increasingly clear that the House needs to improve its policies and procedures to better protect victims of harassment in the workplace. The House Administration Committee is conducting an extensive review on the issue of harassment in the congressional workplace, and I hope they will make appropriate reforms.”
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