December 4, 2017
Congress is working to rid the use of taxpayer money in sexual harassment settlements involving lawmakers.
The move comes after news surfaced in November that more than $17 million of tax-payer money has been used to settle claims against lawmakers.
So far, three bills have been introduced.
The first would require lawmakers to pay back the funds, and have the amounts posted on a government website.
The second would stop the use of tax payer money and have the lawmakers face possible expulsion.
While the last bill would require lawmakers in past cases pay back the funds with interest, stop future payments, and ban non-disclosure agreements.