Legislation mandating sexual harassment training for senators, staff, and interns of the senate passed the U.S. Senate today.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota (DFL) introduced the legislation, along with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa (R) and a bipartisan group of senators.
The training would need to be completed within 60 days of the bill's passage and repeated at least once every two years.
The legislation also includes anti-harassment training for race, disability, religion, national origin, and military service.
"Making harassment training mandatory in the Senate sends a clear message: harassment of any kind is not and will not be tolerated in Congress. Period," Klobuchar said.
"By passing this resolution, we take a step to ensure that all who work for the Senate are able to do their job without feeling unsafe or uncomfortable," Grassley said.
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