WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after introduction of bipartisan legislation reforming the Congressional Accountability Act. It improves the existing policies and mechanisms in place to guard against and report harassment and discrimination in Congress.

“This past fall, we pledged to enhance the workplace safety of Congress, and today’s bipartisan legislation brings us one step closer to fulfilling that promise. Crafted after multiple hearings on this serious matter, this bill contains major reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act. It ensures that victims of workplace harassment have the resources they need to get the justice they deserve.

“I commend the House Administration Committee, Chairman Harper, as well as the bipartisan members who worked so hard on it, for their leadership on this legislation. No staffer or Member should ever feel unsafe in public service, and this bill will help make that a reality.”

Learn more here.

Sponsors and co-sponsors:

Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3),
Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1)
Committee on Ethics Chairwoman Susan Brooks (IN-5)
Ranking Member Ted Deutch (FL-22)
Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1)
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6)
Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-3)
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8)
Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14)