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Women share graphic sexual harassment stories on Capitol Hill as Congress considers changes

L.A. Times Jackie SpeierJackie Speier
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 ()

After California’s Rep. Jackie Speier spoke out about being forcibly kissed by a senior staff member when she was a Capitol Hill staff member in the 1970s, dozens of staffers called the lawmaker to tell their stories.

One woman told Speier she was grabbed by her genitals on the House floor. Some...
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The national conversation about sexual harassment has hit the halls of the Capitol with a vengeance. Democrats faced their own internal reckoning on Thursday when Senator Al Franken apologized to a radio anchor who said he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006. Once a potential presidential hopeful,...

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