Chairman Crowley Statement on Resolution Mandating Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

November 29, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution mandating that all members and staff receive annual sexual harassment awareness training:

“It is clear how pervasive the problem of sexual harassment and assault is in the American workforce, including the halls of Congress. That must end.

“Today is the beginning of a much-needed reform process – an important first step in our national conversation to change the culture of our workplaces. But this is just the beginning.

“We must quickly reform the entire reporting system here in Congress. We must make sure victims are heard and learned from. And we must shine light on the settlement process. Congress must set the gold standard and ensure our workplace is welcoming, supportive, and safe for all employees.”