Congress Discloses 3 More Sexual Harassment Settlements

The Office of Compliance of the U.S. House of Representatives revealed on Tuesday three additional sexual-harassment settlements it paid out, totaling $115,000, the Hill reports. The disclosure comes just one month after the Washington Post revealed the Office paid more than $17 million since 1997 to settle 264 workplace complaints (including harassment allegations).

According to the Hill, the three payments were made between fiscal years 2008 through 2012. Yet, the disclosure doesn’t include any information about the recipients of the settlements, or from which offices the complaints originated.

Representative Gregg Harper, the chair of the House Administration Committee, released a statement, saying that his group had asked for a breakdown of the $17 million total amount paid to settle the aforementioned complaints. Harper added that the committee still hasn’t received all of the requested information.

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