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After Sexual Harassment Accusations, Congress Moves Toward Mandatory Training

Congress is grappling with how to change the culture on Capitol Hill, as a wave of sexual-harassment allegations have swept the country in every industry.
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday and leveled accusations of sexual harassment against a current, unnamed congressman. Source: Chip Somodevilla

Two female lawmakers accused sitting members of Congress of sexual harassment, but did not divulge their identities at a House hearing today.

"This is about a member who is here now, I don't know who it is. But somebody who I trust told me the situation," said Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., a member of the House Administration Committee which is conducting a review of existing policies to prevent and report sexual harassment.

According to Comstock: the male lawmaker asked a young female staffer to bring some paperwork to him

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