Policy change announcement follows hearing where female legislators exposed harassment by fellow members.
Ryan’s office has not yet provided details on what the policy change will be. While there are several bills that have been introduced or are in the works to require training in the House, none of them have yet moved forward.
The House Administration Committee, which oversees daily operations in the House, acknowledged in the Tuesday morning hearing that anti-harassment training is a necessary “first step” to fixing the sexual-harassment problem on Capitol Hill.
At Tuesday’s hearing, members publicly came to terms with sexual harassment as a pervasive problem on Capitol Hill. Female lawmakers aired tantalizing details, albeit without naming names, of unwanted sexual comments and advances taking place in their midst.
Finish Reading: House to make anti-harassment training mandatory, Ryan says