Ethics Committee Asks for List of All Accused Members and Staff

Investigations into sexual harassment continue on Capitol Hill

The announced retirement of Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., makes her seat harder for Republicans to defend in 2020 according to Inside Elections’ Nathan L. Gonzales. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The announced retirement of Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., makes her seat harder for Republicans to defend in 2020 according to Inside Elections’ Nathan L. Gonzales. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted December 1, 2017 at 11:17am

The House Ethics Committee is demanding the Office of Compliance deliver the names of all current members and staff who have had claims against them.

Chairwoman Rep. Susan Brooks and ranking member Rep. Ted Deutch sent a letter to the office as sexual harassment continues to be investigated in the committee.

The letter said that sexual harassment is in violation of the Congressional Accountability Act. 

“In order to effectuate its constitutional and statutory authority with respect to House Rules, we request that you provide the Committee with all records in possession of the Office of Compliance related to any sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation or any other employment practice prohibited by the CAA involving alleged conduct by any current Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, employee of the House of Representatives,” the letter said.

Multiple members have discussed ending non-disclosure agreements for sexual harassment claims and disclosing all settlements dating back to 1995.

Watch: What Are the Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Current Democratic Members?

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