U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Misconduct

By Derrick Broze

Several new attempts are being made to reform a controversial law that prevents the public from knowing the identities of politicians accused of sexual misconduct.

At least two new efforts are being launched to reform a law that shields the identities of politicians accused of workplace sexual harassment and forces the American taxpayer to foot the bill. The attempts at reforming the Congressional Accountability Act are part of a broader effort to combat allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment among the elite of Hollywood and Washington D.C.

On Thursday the House Administration Committee held a hearing to explore the Congressional Accountability Act and how they might make the process of reporting sexual misconduct more transparent and responsive. The Washington Examiner reports that House Administration Committee Chairman Gregg Harper “intends to move legislation through the panel by late January that would reform the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act, which governs the way the Legislative Branch handles workplace claims, including sexual harassment.”

“My goal is that we would have all this resolved and have a markup at the end of January,” Harper told the Washington Examiner.

Chairman Harper and the House Ethics Committee are investigating past settlements conducted as part of the Congressional Accountability Act to determine whether lawmakers violated House rules or U.S. law. However, the Office of Compliance, which oversees the claims, denied the Committee access to the information.

“The OOC believes they are barred by law to give it, but if you change the law they’d be happy to give it to Ethics,” Harper told the Examiner. “So that is one of the things we should look at changing.”

The program created under the Congressional Accountability Act had not received much public attention until Representative Jackie Speier revealed to MSNBC that in the last ten years alone the U.S. House of Representatives has spent $15 million in taxpayer funds to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits. Speier, a Democrat from California, disclosed the amount during a recent interview on Meet the Press Daily with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.

“We really need to reform the entire Office of Compliance process,” Speier said. “Right now it takes about 90 days for you to file a complaint, and before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement and then you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel.”

Speier has since introduced her own bill to fight against workplace misconduct in D.C. Speier’s bill – known as the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on Congress Act, or the Me Too Congress Act – would address the lack of transparency surrounding the process for reporting sexual harassment or abuse. At Thursday’s hearing Representative Speier announced the legislation now has 110 co-sponsors. Speier noted that the avenue for reporting abuse should be changed. “I think we need to recognize that the House Ethics Committee or House Administration Committee is not the venue to which investigations should be sent when a complaint is filed of sexual harassment,” she stated.

If Speier’s claims are accurate and the American taxpayer has paid more than $15 million in ten years to cover up the sexual abuse and harassment at the hands of politicians, this issue should not be taken lightly. An unknown amount of men and women have been harassed or assaulted and made to be silent via taxpayer-funded payoffs. All the while the abusers are allowed to go free and continue to maintain a position of power. This helps contribute to a predatory culture where those in positions of power or influence are able to escape accountability for their crimes. We must put an end to this by holding everyone responsible for their actions. Whether they are celebrity actors or popular politicians, all people should be held to the same standard.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

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17 Comments on "U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Misconduct"

  1. Hey Congress I got an idea for you.

    How about a large billboard next to the Capitol steps. “Sexual Deviant of the week Congressman/woman xxx yyyyyy” Now they would need an Honor System to promise not to use NSA data or they would need MANY billboards.

  2. Zack TheBongRipper | December 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm | Reply

    Banana Repubic. Brought to you by the baby boomers.

  3. Cancel the whole charade, go directly to the police. (And then to your lawyer to file a civil suit for millions.)

  4. Psychic Warrior | December 9, 2017 at 7:31 am | Reply

    This is just practice for the legislation needed to protect the elites and their puppets from their involvement with the disappearance, experimentation, sexual torture and murder of 100,000’s of children and adults that go missing to the underground bases and other facilities that our government runs every year. The alien (extraterrestrial)/military/industrial/complex functions through the use of slavery that your tax dollars, black ops opium money, and other criminal behavior that you the so called “decent” citizens give to do their part for new technology. Not so merry x-mass.

    • Truth is stranger than Fiction. The “apparent” is the illusion. How criminal the Feral government has become is just too much for most of the sheeples to confront.

    • BUG THE CONGRESSIONAL PHONE SYSTEM.
      ACCOST & ABUSE A CONGRESSMAN TILL HE/SHE TALKS.

      WATCH, THE 500 SCUM WILL WANT TO EXCLUDE FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT

    • lightingstrikesthrice | December 11, 2017 at 8:27 am | Reply

      I totally agree. Governments are a kakistocracy. Governments are centralized power set in place by the wealthy psychopaths to keep and maintain their system of hierarchy. I believe this has been going on long before the ’40’s. Slavery never stopped, just went underground. Just think of the experiments on innocent Baby Albert.

  5. The next bill will be them voting a 100% pay increase for themselves !!!

  6. it would seem that most of the elected public servants are perverts.

    • If not, the paedophile types welcome them into sexual subversion.

      • lightingstrikesthrice | December 11, 2017 at 9:06 am | Reply

        Right. The ‘elites’, forces behind the kakistocracies, having been engaging in incest and adolescent rape for centuries(thousands of years?). Pimping out their sisters, daughters, cousins,and etc, for power. Soon as a child hits her ovulation cycle they fall all over themselves to plant their ‘seed’. Before another family does of course. Why we see so many ‘young’ queens and princesses in history.

  7. These dirty dogs want to hide the despicable character and actions of fake politicians who lie to get into office, so they can stay in office, guaranteeing that what happens in the swamp, stays in the swamp.

  8. The American people are/and have been conditioned to ignore the overwhelming corruption, lest they be called a name (thank you political correctness, that censors the truth).

    And as we cowardly shove our heads deeper in the sand to escape the responsibility of a sane and healthy society, the criminals will advance to the point of implosion.

    All things have a tipping point, and we will not save ourselves by doing nothing.

    ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING.

  9. The public taxpayer has no right to know how much perversion they pay for, wtf?

  10. What about Congressional Pedophilia?

    A 2011 report from the “FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children” states that a child goes missing every 40 seconds in America. That comes to 765,000 children a year. That was 2011!!!

    It was 40%, now the numbers have increased to, 42% of male members of Congress are practicing pedophilia… with a number of these monsters, not men, being involved in Satanical ritualistic blood-sacrifice of these children, even infants.

    They are NOT Lawmakers, they are Lawbreakers … they are Monsters.

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