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Senate Leaders Commend Blunt-Klobuchar Proposal

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following joint statement Wednesday on bipartisan legislation announced by U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) that would reform the process to pursue claims of sexual harassment or other workplace discrimination experienced on Capitol Hill:

“We want to commend Senators Blunt and Klobuchar, who have worked tirelessly and in a bipartisan way, to address this serious issue. With this agreement, both parties are coming together to update the laws governing how the Congress addresses workplace claims and protecting staff and others from harassment. We’re optimistic that after our members review the legislation, this bill will pass the Senate in short order.”