Messer enters sexual harassment debate, scores a win for vets

first_imgWashington D.C.— Congressman Luke Messer is working on a measure to protect victims of sexual assault and harassment in Congress.The proposal would release all staff from current non-disclosure agreements involving a sexual assault settlement with a member of Congress. Further, future non-disclosure agreements would be prohibited.Multiple media outlets have reported the government has paid more than $17 million in tax payer dollars in the last 20 years to settle sexual harassment claims.Messer’s proposal to help veterans impacted by the closure of ITT Tech has been passed by the Senate and is headed to the desk of the President.The Takano-Messer proposal is part of the Harry Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, which improves and modernizes several aspects of the GI Bill.“This is a huge win for our veterans. Not only does this bill expand GI Bill benefits for our military families, it helps the thousands of veterans who unfairly lost their benefits when ITT Tech closed,” Messer said. “Our military men and women earn their GI Bill benefits serving and defending our country. It is our duty to honor that commitment, and ensure our veterans get every chance to succeed.”last_img

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