Brady manages House vote on sexual harassment training mandate as resolution is adopted

Nov 30, 2017

The House on Wednesday adopted by voice vote a resolution that would require all House employees  - including Members – to be trained annually on workplace harassment and discrimination. As Ranking Democrat on the Committee on House Administration, Congressman Bob Brady shepherded the legislation through the Congressional session.

And, Congressman Brady shared his strong support for H.Res. 630, introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D., CA). The Congressman said, “Make no mistake about it, this is bullying – sexual bullying harassment. I have a wife, daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. I have a responsibility to protect them. In the peoples’ House we have mothers, wives, daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters. We have a responsibility to protect them. I wonder if women would be disrespected and sexually bullied if their husband or father were standing next to them?  That’s why I say men who do that are bullies and cowards.  Just treat women with the respect and dignity that you would your own mother!”

The Office of Compliance  will develop and implement the training program. The resolution mandates the training for current Members and employees in the 115th Congress within 180 days of the beginning of the second session in January.