December 21, 2017

Kaine Statement On Release Of Senate Data On Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Senate Rules and Appropriations Committees releasing data on harassment claims and settlements in the Senate:

“I appreciate that the Senate Rules Committee did the right thing today by heeding calls to release this data.  This is the first step toward a more transparent reporting system for harassment in Congress to hold people accountable for their actions.”

Earlier this month, Kaine wrote to the Senate Office of Compliance (OOC) requesting information on the number of sexual harassment claims filed against Senators, members of their personal staff, and committee staff, along with the amount of monetary settlements that were reached in harassment cases. After the OOC declined Kaine’s request, Kaine called on the Senate to release the data.