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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4155

   To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to require 
   employing offices under such Act to enroll the employees of such 
  offices every two years in the program carried out by the Office of 
    Compliance to train employees in the protections against sexual 
       harassment provided under the Act, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 26, 2017

   Mrs. Lawrence (for herself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. 
 Jeffries, Mr. Clay, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Ellison, 
Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. David Scott 
 of Georgia, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Beatty, 
    Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mrs. Demings, Ms. Lee, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. 
 Butterfield, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, 
 Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Norton, Mr. 
Hastings, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Bishop of 
Georgia, Mr. Payne, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Bordallo, 
 Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Jackson Lee, 
 and Ms. Clarke of New York) introduced the following bill; which was 
           referred to the Committee on House Administration

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to require 
   employing offices under such Act to enroll the employees of such 
  offices every two years in the program carried out by the Office of 
    Compliance to train employees in the protections against sexual 
       harassment provided under the Act, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Congressional Sexual Harassment 
Training Act''.

SEC. 2. REQUIRING EMPLOYING OFFICES UNDER CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY 
              ACT OF 1995 TO ENROLL EMPLOYEES IN OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE 
              PROGRAMS ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

    (a) Mandatory Enrollment in Programs.--Part E of title II of the 
Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 226. MANDATORY ENROLLMENT OF EMPLOYEES IN OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE 
              PROGRAMS ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

    ``(a) Biennial Training for Employees of Employing Offices.--Each 
employing office shall ensure that each covered employee of the 
employing office enrolls every two years in the program of education 
carried out by the Office of Compliance under section 301(h) to inform 
covered employees of the rights provided under this Act against sexual 
harassment.
    ``(b) Additional Initial Training.--In addition to the biennial 
enrollment required under subsection (a), each employing office shall 
ensure that each covered employee of the employing office enrolls in 
the program described in subsection (a) not later than--
            ``(1) in the case of a covered employee who is a covered 
        employee of the employing office as of the date of the 
        enactment of this section, 90 days after such date; or
            ``(2) in the case of a covered employee who first becomes a 
        covered employee of the employing office after the date of the 
        enactment of this section, 60 days after first becoming a 
        covered employee of the employing office.
    ``(c) Exclusion of Applicants and Former Employees.--In this 
section, the term `covered employee' with respect to an employing 
office does not include an applicant for employment or a former 
employee.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents of such Act is 
amended by adding at the end of the items relating to part E of title 
II the following new item:

``Sec. 226. Mandatory enrollment of employees in Office of Compliance 
                            programs on sexual harassment.''.
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