#MeTooCongress: women in Washington and beyond urge changes for reporting assault

Sexual harassment has affected women on Capitol Hill and in statehouses around the US – and many say the procedures for reporting it need an overhaul

As a growing list of powerful men across Hollywood and the media are undone by sexual harassment allegations, Congress too is having a #MeToo moment.

An influential Democratic congresswoman, Jackie Speier, alleged she was assaulted as a congressional staffer. Mary Bono, a former Republican representative, told the Associated Press about “suggestive comments” she had received from a colleague. Democratic congresswoman Linda Sanchez recalled the “more senior member who outright propositioned me”.

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