Congresswoman Julia Brownley

Representing the 26th District of California

Anti-Harassment Training Is Important First Step, But Congress Must Do More to Increase Accountability and Transparency, Says Brownley

Nov 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today on passage of a resolution requiring anti-harassment training for all Members and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment free from harassment, abuse, and intimidation. Mandating anti-harassment training for all Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as all staff and interns, is an important first step to ensure a climate of respect in our workplace. However, Congress must make changes to create additional accountability and transparency in how it handles any and all complaints about harassment or discrimination and to guarantee justice for all victims. Congress should be a national leader and role model for protections for individuals at workplaces across the country. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that is the case.”