Quigley Applauds Passage of Legislation Requiring Sexual Harassment Training in Congress
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 630, a resolution requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress:
“This resolution is a practical step forward in educating staff and Members on their rights and responsibilities with respect to sexual assault and harassment. All of those walking the halls of Congress should feel safe and protected from the horrors of these inappropriate and despicable actions.
“However, much more work remains. There must not only be a national conversation but collective national action to address the cultural reckoning taking place. It is up to all of us—men, women, entertainers, journalists, Members of Congress, and the President of the United States—to spread awareness, increase transparency, and make the structural changes needed to end this cycle. This must begin with a zero tolerance policy and an internal look at the role we all play in our own lives.”
Rep. Quigley has also called for the House to pass the ME TOO CONGRESS Act introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier.