Congressman Dan Kildee Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Mandate Sexual Harassment Training for Members of Congress, Staff
WASHINGTON – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) co-sponsored and voted for legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring mandatory sexual harassment training for Members of Congress and congressional staff. The House Resolution, H. Res 630, passed by a voice vote Wednesday with support from Democrats and Republicans.
“Every person, from a Capitol Hill staffer to a factory worker in Michigan, deserves a work environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination,” Congressman Kildee said. “Action to reform Congress’ sexual harassment policies is long overdue. While I am glad to support this legislation mandating sexual harassment training for all Members of Congress and staff, I hope that this vote is only the first step. Additional reforms are badly needed to promote transparency and protect victims of sexual harassment.”
Congressman Kildee’s office has a strict no-tolerance policy regarding harassment and discrimination. Even before today’s House vote, Congressman Kildee required all members of his office, including himself, to complete an annual sexual harassment training provided by the Office of Compliance. Kildee’s office is firmly committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment or discrimination.