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why so little is known about sexual harassment in congress

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why so little is known about sexual harassment in congress

lawmakers seeking to address the issue of sexual harassment on capitol hill have hit a brick wall when trying to gather information about past complaints.rep. susan brooks, a republican from indiana, and a colleague sent a letter to the congressional office tasked with handling workplace issues like harassment and discrimination seeking as much information as possible on sexual harassment claims.brooks chairs the house committee on ethics, which is tasked with investigating member misdeeds. she and the committee’s ranking member, rep. theodore deutch, a democrat from florida, sent the letter on dec. 1.“we were asking for anything related to sexual harassment,” said brooks. “the response received today indicated that due to the confid...