About the resolution
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 what’s already been done and what may still be done soon.
Senate passes mandatory training
The Senate Anti-Harassment Training Resolution of 2017 passed by a unanimous consent voice vote, a mere two days after its introduction by Sen. Amy ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Nov 9, 2017
This simple resolution was agreed to on November 9, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
What legislators are saying
“Kaine, Warner Back Up Women of the Senate, Call for Urgent Action on Congressional #MeToo Legislation”
— Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 19, 2018
“All Twenty-Two Female Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Bring Forward Legislation to Reform Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Rules in Congress”
— Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 28, 2018
“All Twenty-Two Democratic and Republican Women Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Bring Forward Legislation to Reform Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Rules in Congress”
— Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA] on Mar 28, 2018
Nov 9, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Nov 9, 2017
The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S.Res. 330 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Res. 330. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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