Ethics Committee Asks for List of All Accused Members and Staff

Investigations into sexual harassment continue on Capitol Hill

Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., chairwoman of the House Ethics Committee requested the Office of Compliance deliver the names of members and staff who have had claims of sexual harassment against them. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

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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