WASHINGTON, DC – The Women's Foundation today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan agreement to reform the handling of sexual harassment complaints by Congress. The legislation is sponsored by Sens. Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar and is co-sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
"This is a very positive development, and we thank Senator Blunt and Senator McCaskill for working to reform Congress's decades-old sexual harassment procedures," said Wendy Doyle, Women's Foundation President & CEO. "The era of impunity is over, and the national reckoning around sexual harassment in the workplace must address the culture in the halls of Congress as well. We look forward to continuing to work with policymakers from both parties to combat sexual harassment and misconduct and ensure government – at all levels – is a safe, healthy and professional place to work."
The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org