Outraged by the use of taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment cases on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Mia Love has introduced Stop Taxpayer Obligations to Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment (STOP) Act in the House of Representatives.
The bill would stop the practice of making payments to settle these cases on behalf of members of Congress.
“Taxpayers should not be paying to settle these cases, just because the accused happens to be a member of Congress,” Rep. Love said. “If someone behaves badly, the consequences
those actions are that person’s responsibility, and no one else’s.”
Currently, claims are settled within Congress for a variety of workplace violations. The STOP Act prohibits payment in claims involving sexual harassment by members of Congress.