House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed Wednesday that Congress is working on legislation to end the practice of allowing members to settle harassment claims with taxpayer dollars. He told Wisconsin WISN Radio’s Jay Weber that the move is part of a reform package that is being worked on by the House Administration and Ethics Committees.
Weber asked Ryan if Congress is “going to stop using taxpayer dollars to make quiet settlements for members?”
“Yes,” he replied, “and that’s among the things we’re working on right now.”
Ryan agreed that the practice was indefensible and said the House is working on “putting together a package of reforms” for the way Congress handles sexual harassment claims.
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