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house Bill H.R. 4396

ME TOO Congress Act: Overhauling the Congressional Sexual Harassment Complaint Process

Argument in favor

It’s clear that Congress needs to do more to address the problem of sexual harassment. This bipartisan bill would be a positive step toward preventing harassment and provide better support for victims. Taxpayer funds shouldn’t go toward lawmakers’ settlement payments.

Alyssa's Opinion
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12/08/2017
This is so very overdue and needs to expand to all branches of government. Sexual harassment should face absolutely zero tolerance. No matter how rich and powerful the predator is there need to be serious consequences.
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Becka's Opinion
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12/08/2017
This should extend to all governmental branches! Including the president!
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August's Opinion
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12/08/2017
Constituents should know about their representative’s misconduct.
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Argument opposed

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a problem, but the procedures that Congress currently has in place do a sufficient job of protecting victims’ rights and ensuring transparency.in the process. Taxpayer funds should go toward lawmakers’ settlement payments.

Germaine's Opinion
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12/08/2017
Congress needs to address more than just harassment and no, taxpayer dollars should in no way to towards the settlements that cover up crimes perpetrated by anyone, let alone a member of congress.
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Bc's Opinion
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12/08/2017
Waste of taxpayers money. Are you telling me Congress doesn’t know that they are NOT above the law? Arrest the guilty. DO NOT SPEND MONEY TEACHING WHAT EVERYONE KNOWS!
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Mythoughts's Opinion
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12/08/2017
MY OPINION AGAINST There should be no statute of limitation and non-disclosure should be prohibited. Non-disclosure as optional will both kill transparency and will still be forced upon victims. It should be the victim's choice to tell their story at any time in their life they feel comfortable
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      house Committees
      Committee on Administration
    IntroducedNovember 15th, 2017
    This is so very overdue and needs to expand to all branches of government. Sexual harassment should face absolutely zero tolerance. No matter how rich and powerful the predator is there need to be serious consequences.
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    Congress needs to address more than just harassment and no, taxpayer dollars should in no way to towards the settlements that cover up crimes perpetrated by anyone, let alone a member of congress.
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    This should extend to all governmental branches! Including the president!
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    Constituents should know about their representative’s misconduct.
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    This is a step, but we need to call senators and house representatives to insist that predators on BOTH sides of the isle step down. Harassment and assault shouldn’t be a bipartisan issue. Yet Franken is the only one to step down while 16 accusers and a videotape suggest our president is a far more dangerous predator. And Roy Moore even targets children yet the GOP is standing behind him. There really is no grey area here. Women and girls deserve better!!!
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    We need to do better for the sake of the future. Also, leaders need to be held accountable so that citizens can feel as though our system actually works
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    Yes because everyone should feel safe in their workplaces!
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    Waste of taxpayers money. Are you telling me Congress doesn’t know that they are NOT above the law? Arrest the guilty. DO NOT SPEND MONEY TEACHING WHAT EVERYONE KNOWS!
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    MY OPINION AGAINST There should be no statute of limitation and non-disclosure should be prohibited. Non-disclosure as optional will both kill transparency and will still be forced upon victims. It should be the victim's choice to tell their story at any time in their life they feel comfortable
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    If you touch people without their consent, you should pay for it
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    If you break it you bought it. That’s common sense. It angers me that the taxpayers have been paying for payoffs when allegations of abuse or harassment are levied. I think folks in congress will take this much more seriously if there are actual consequences.
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    About time. What are you Congress? Dinosaurs? Not only that it appears that because you are apparently abusers of power, there are many more that need to step down. Including President Donald Trump who has 19 women who he sexually assaulted. And SCOTUS has Clarence Thomas! Congress abused Anita Hill when she took a risk and came forward only to be slandered and further emotionally abused! He should step down if he has any integrity or takes any responsibility for this filthy behavior! All governments local state and Federal branches must force resignations and settlements at the abusers expense.
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    There’s always gonna be that one idiot in the comments who says “oh we should be focusing on more important things so I’m voting no”. If there is that person I will find and post your address on this.
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    Get rid of the fund. We shouldn't be paying for actual harassment, or whenever lies are told. Bring the behavior into the light - accusers must file charges with the police.
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    I disagree about non disclosure. They might have a process that three proven strikes and you are out. However non disclosure will make it easy for this unpleasant situation to continue.
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    Yes, yes, yes! The current process must not stand! No gov’t funds for settlements, no waiting time where the accuser has to continue to work with the accused, no req. mediation. FULL TRANSPARENCY!
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    The taxpayers should NOT be paying for these sexual predators actions.
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    Tell me how anyone thinks our tax dollars should go towards settlement funds for sexual harrasment???? It should come directly from the lawmaker doing it? This makes absolutely no sense and is disgusting... Do we have settlements for individual criminals? No... So why pay for criminal legislators
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    Yes yes yes yes yes yes and about damn time!!
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    Yay, about damned time!
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