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senate Bill S. 2952

Reforming Congress’s Sexual Harassment Claims Process & Making Members Personally Repay Settlements

Argument in favor

This long overdue, bipartisan bill makes clear that Congress has no tolerance for workplace sexual harassment or discrimination while protecting victims. It also ensures that lawmakers can’t use taxpayer funds to repay settlements stemming from their misconduct.

Alex's Opinion
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05/25/2018
It amazes me this wasn’t the way it was to begin with. To use our tax dollars to litigate, settle and cover up sexual harassment and misconduct committed by these scumbag politicians is abhorrent to say the least. FULL DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND NOT FROM DATE OF SIGNING FORWARD, RETROACTIVE AS WELL.
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Hiro9's Opinion
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05/25/2018
It doesn't go far enough and it's about 100 years late, but still I applaud the Senate for passing this much needed bipartisan bill. Sexual harassment has no place in any society.
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Susan's Opinion
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05/25/2018
YES YES YES!!!! If you do the crime you should pay for it not the taxpayers!!
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Argument opposed

The existing process Congress uses to settle sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims and its mandatory cooling of and mediation periods should be maintained. Lawmakers shouldn’t be personally responsible for paying settlements against them.

HockeyGuy's Opinion
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05/27/2018
No, this legislation is an improvement, but does not have much incentive and preventive actions to eliminate the problem. How about a 60 day cooling off period in prison without pay and a suspension of congressional privileges including voting on bills, for 60 days and without pay?
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Jake916's Opinion
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05/26/2018
Mediation periods and counseling should still exist but other than that is a good bill.
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Jim's Opinion
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05/26/2018
I persoanlly thinkk the sshould be personally liable, but there is to much BS in what they want to implement.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate Passed May 24th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
    IntroducedMay 24th, 2018

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    It amazes me this wasn’t the way it was to begin with. To use our tax dollars to litigate, settle and cover up sexual harassment and misconduct committed by these scumbag politicians is abhorrent to say the least. FULL DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND NOT FROM DATE OF SIGNING FORWARD, RETROACTIVE AS WELL.
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    Should be retroactive!!
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    It doesn't go far enough and it's about 100 years late, but still I applaud the Senate for passing this much needed bipartisan bill. Sexual harassment has no place in any society.
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    YES YES YES!!!! If you do the crime you should pay for it not the taxpayers!!
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    Everyone is responsible for his or her own actions. The government needs to set the tone and be held to a higher standard, especially in the case of sexual assault and harassment. Public office comes with this responsibility and anyone with a history of complaints or charges of sexual misconduct should not be given reprieve or financial help. Congress needs to be a safe place where our elected officials are able to represent the people’s needs without the fear of harassment. Get it done.
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    DEFINITELY! These people think they are royalty! They are TRASH and THIEVES! Pay up F*CKERS!
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    Passed on a voice vote? Why wouldn't you want your vote recorded?!
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    Why should I pay for their bad behaviors
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    This long overdue, bipartisan bill makes clear that Congress has no tolerance for workplace sexual harassment or discrimination while protecting victims. It also ensures that lawmakers can’t use taxpayer funds to repay settlements stemming from their misconduct.
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    It is about time that Congressional perpetrators are held personally accountable, financially, for their misdeeds.
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    Why would taxpayers pay for lawsuits against their congressmenandwomen its ridiculous.
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    This long overdue, bipartisan bill makes clear that Congress has no tolerance for workplace sexual harassment or discrimination while protecting victims. It also ensures that lawmakers can’t use taxpayer funds to repay settlements stemming from their misconduct. We do need FULL,ACCOUNTABILITY and FULL DISCLOSURE.5*25*18
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    Stop the illegal use if tax payer money for sexual harrassment claims
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    Why should the people of this country pay for federal employees who sexually harass people. That is ridiculous. It should be a given that people who do the crime should do the time or pay for what he did in the crime. OH. And make this retroactive for everyone who has used OUR MONEY to pay for Sexual Harassment before.
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    Let Congressmen live under exactly the same laws they impose on the country.
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    Taxpayers should never have to.pay for the bad and illicit behavior of their reps. They don't pay for any of my obligations.
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    Why in hell should they get to use taxpayer money to handle their misconduct? Another example of government privilege in which politicians aren’t held to the same standards as the people they’re supposedly employed by. Make them accountable for their own actions
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    My tax dollars should not go to a settlement
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    This was a no-brainer! Having the tax payer, you and me, pay off settlements of perps working for the government? You make your bed, you own it, and you PAY for it too!
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    This is a no-brainer.
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