A Hoyer spokeswoman has previously acknowledged that the Majority Leaders aides were alerted to allegations against Massa by one of his aides in February, at which time Hoyers office threatened to report the matter to the ethics panel if Massas aides did not do so. Massas staff subsequently reported the allegations.
Massa, who resigned from the House in March, denied any wrongdoing during several television and radio interviews in March but admitted to using salty language and engaging in improper physical contact with his staff.
Attorneys for two former Massa aides, including Chief of Staff Joe Racalto, acknowledged last week that the aides filed complaints with the Office of Compliance in late March regarding the allegations.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.