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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

House Passes Legislation to Mandate Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Training in Congress

November 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House of Representatives pass H.Res. 630 – legislation she cosponsored requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress.

“Our nation continues to watch as shocking stories of workplace harassment come forward, and sadly the U.S. Congress has been at the forefront of many of these disturbing charges of inappropriate conduct,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I share the outrage of Americans across our nation at these revelations and commend the brave women who have stepped forward. This commonsense legislation is a needed first step as we try to ensure safe workspaces for all men and women across our nation, and I will continue working in a bipartisan manner with my colleagues to strengthen workplace protections in all fields of employment.”

Congresswoman Stefanik is also a cosponsor of H.Res.604 – the CEASE Resolution, and H.R.4155 – the Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act.

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