Thursday, December 7, 2017

10:00 a.m.

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace: Examining Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act

Previewing the hearing, Chairman Harper said: “The Committee will hold its next hearing as part of our extensive review of the resources available to assist our congressional community in regard to sexual harassment and discrimination awareness and reporting. The hearing will focus on the necessary reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act. Real reforms have not been made to this law since it was established in 1995, and our Committee believes reforms are long overdue. I am focused on reviewing the entire process – from training, to House policy, to the reporting and settlement process. I am committed to improving the overall process to ensure there is a better system in place of our congressional community going forward.”


  • Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Susan Tsui Grundmann, Executive Director, Office of Compliance
  • Gloria Lett, Counsel, Office of House Employment Counsel
  • Daniel F. C. Crowley, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

Access to the Committee room will begin at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281.

Please note: Only congressionally credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in the committee hearing room. Members of the media who are not congressionally credentialed may contact their respective Press Gallery to apply for a temporary press credential (see contact information below).

Press Gallery contact information:
House Radio/TV Gallery: (202) 225-5214, radiotv@mail.house.gov

House Periodical Gallery: (202) 225-2941, periodical.press@mail.house.gov

House Daily Press Gallery: (202) 225-3945, dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov

Photographer Gallery: (202) 224-6548, press_photo@saa.senate.gov

Persons requiring special accommodations should contact Dan Jarrell at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.