O'Halleran Praises Passage of Harassment and Discrimination Training Requirement for Members of Congress, Staff

November 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the passage of legislation that will now require all Members, staff, and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives to successfully complete a workplace rights and anti-harassment training.

“Requiring all Members of Congress, their staff, and other employees to complete sexual harassment training is long overdue and an important step to addressing misconduct in Washington,” said Rep. O’Halleran. "Sexual harassment and discrimination have absolutely no place in any workplace, especially in Congress among elected officials who are given the public’s trust."

Rep. O’Halleran and all members of his staff have completed the training.

H.Res.630 requires each Member of Congress, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a workplace rights and responsibilities training, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training. This measure aims to address the recent sexual harassment allegations sweeping the country by providing clear information on the rights and protections for all Congressional employees.