Congress has been paying off sexual harassment the last 20 years to the tune of $17 million.
That number should piss you off because this “shush fund” has allowed Congressmen to keep doing what they do without accountability. If it weren’t for U.S. Rep Speier (D-Calif.) who broke this a few days ago, nobody would have found out about this.
Not only did she testify, but she also held a press conference to introduce legislation to overhaul how the Congressional Office of Compliance treats cases of sexual misconduct.
We truly need to push this issue until they are all exposed. That’s our money they are using to be perverted.
Source: Daily Caller
The Congressional Office Of Compliance (OOC) released a year-by-year breakdown Wednesday of harassment settlements, including the $17 million awarded to victims throughout the past decade.
The OCC said it decided to release the information regarding payment of awards and settlements regarding all types of harassment due to the mass amounts of recent inquiries. In the released statement, OCC executive director Susan Tsui Grundmann explained that these cases originate from multiple offices inside of the legislative branch, other than the House or the Senate.
“Based on the volume of recent inquiries regarding payment of awards and settlements reached under the CAA, I am releasing these figures beginning with Fiscal Year 1997, up to and including FY 2017,” Grundmann wrote. “A large portion of cases originate from employing offices in the legislative branch other than the House of Representatives or the Senate, and involve various statutory provisions incorporated by the CAA, such as the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
Here is Rep. Speier talking about what she uncovered, check this out:
As a taxpayer, it is their duty to release names, payouts, and allegations. Then the chips can fall where they may. We elected these people and paid their salaries, the rest they steal from us but we deserve to know who is doing what or hell hath no fury than a patriot scorned.