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Senate and House Mandates annual Sexual Harassment Training…

Will it stop lawmakers advances?

Or is this just window dressing?

The House on Wednesday adopted by voice vote a resolution that would require all House employees — including all members — to be trained annually on workplace harassment and discrimination.

The bipartisan measure comes on the heels of allegations against Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, the longest serving member in Congress, and Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. As those cases work through the congressional ethics process, there’s a renewed focus on how sexual harassment can be reported on Capitol Hill.

“We must make it easier for women to come forward, provide them an advocate or counsel,” said sponsor Barbara Comstock, a Virginia Republican, during a brief floor debate. “We need to have a prohibition on any kind of member-staff relationship with subordinates; no taxpayer settlements, and transparency and accountability about who are the harassers.”…

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