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Friday - January 12, 2018 4:39 pm

$300k to settle sex discrimination suits against Congress

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department has paid out almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds to settle claims brought against congressional offices since 2003, including claims of sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

The Committee on House Administration on Friday released a list of settlements stemming from claims against member’s offices between 2003 and 2007. They include three cases involving sex discrimination that total more than $27,000.

That figure is significantly smaller than totals for later years: From 2008 to 2012, the Treasury Fund paid more than $174,000 to settle eight cases that involved either sexual harassment, sex discrimination or both. Between 2013 and 2017, two cases involving sex discrimination or harassment were settled, totaling $91,000.

The statistics, part of an investigation into the process of filing complaints on the Hill, do not include names.

This on top of a growing list of state lawmakers in the U.S. accused of sexual harassment or misconduct over the past year.

Associated Press

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