Congress to stop using public funds for harassment settlements: U.S. speaker

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Congress would stop using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.

"That's among the things we're working on right now" as part of a package of reforms, Ryan said in an interview with Wisconsin radio station WISN a week after three lawmakers said they were stepping after sexual harassment or misconduct claims.

(Reporting by Makini Brice)