Congress steps up efforts to prevent sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress plan to review their policies on sexual harassment, and some are calling for mandated training for lawmakers and staff in the wake of a cascade of allegations involving celebrities and some politicians.

“This is something that, I believe has been moved to the front burner and will be taken with all seriousness — as it should be,’’ Mississippi Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, chairman of the House Administration Committee, told USA TODAY. “Bad behavior can’t be tolerated and we want to address that.”

Harper’s committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on sexual harassment policies in the House.

Clarion Ledger