US TREASURY PAID 15.2 MILLION IN CAPITOL HILL SETTLEMENTS FOR SEXUAL PREDATORS
In 2014, Congresswoman Jackie Speier was the first to introduce a bill to combat sexual harassment in the House. That bill “NEVER GOT ONE VOTE OF SUPPORT.” Now you know the comments coming from Congress regarding Roy Moore is what they think you expect them to say. ”
The U.S. Treasury has reportedly paid $15.2 million in Capitol Hill settlements for workplace violations between 1997 and 2014. The real question is, “If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know? The answer is as of right now, as the bill was written, under the self serving system, Congress members made it where “you don’t have a right to know.”
Speer goes on to described that presently the process of filing is a one-sided investigative process that “does everything to protect members of Congress — and little to protect the rights of victims” “
Here is what the victim is required to do to file a complaint against a member of Congress for sexual harrassment:
- It takes almost 90 days to be able to file a complaint. I know you are asking why so long?
- The Victim before filing is required to under go for months counseling.
- The victim is required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before actually going through the mediation process.
- She or He can not represented by their own legal counsel
- The Member of Congress is allowed to be represented by the House of Representatives general counsel at no cost to the member
- If settlements are decided on, the accused members do not pay for their own settlements
- The Damages are paid by you, the Tax Payer through a confidential program set up by the U.S. Treasury.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are so predatory that female staffers are advised not to ride in elevators alone with them.
Congress’s proclivity to sexual harassment was and is an open secret in Washington, DC: “It’s like finding out that there was gambling going on in Casablanca. Female are admonished to be careful of male lawmakers who sleep in their offices — they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing.
Here is reality of things, A spokeswoman for Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said 80 percent of people who have come to their office with stories of sexual misconduct in the last few weeks have chosen not to report the incidents. Why? because they fear it will destroy their Career in working at the Capital and the Predators know it.