Update 12/13: Congress passed the legislation, sending the bill to the President’s desk.
KANSAS CITY – The Women’s Foundation today commended U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar on reports of a “bipartisan breakthrough” on legislation to combat sexual harassment in Congress.
“Sexual harassment is never acceptable – and as stewards of public trust, members of Congress should be held to the highest standards of ethical conduct,” said Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President & CEO. “Missourians should be proud that their own Senator Roy Blunt has continued to work across the aisle to strengthen Congress’ outdated and woefully inadequate sexual harassment policies. We thank Senators Blunt and Klobuchar for their bipartisan persistence in addressing this issue, and the courageous women of the #MeToo movement for making their voices heard and ending the era of impunity once and for all.”