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S. 2159: ME TOO Congress Act

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Following revelations of sexual assault by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and multiple allegations of the same by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, Congress is facing an extremely negative public image on the issue.

Worse still, new reports have detailed how a 1995 law called the Congressional Accountability Act which was intended to deal with the problem has in reality been little enforced.

Congress has already taken a few measures to deal with the problem internally, and several other bills could provide further reforms. Below is an overview of ...

Sponsor and status

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Length: 38 pages

Nov 16, 2017


Introduced on Nov 16, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 16, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 16, 2017

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S. 2159 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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