Estes on House Vote to Mandate Annual Sexual Harassment Training
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed a bill mandating annual sexual harassment training:
“There is no place for sexual harassment in our society and there is no excuse for such offenses. As the father of two daughters, it makes me sick to hear the stories which have recently come to light from within Hollywood, the media, Capitol Hill and statehouses around the country including Kansas. We must hold abusers accountable for their transgressions, and do everything we can to prevent future abuse," said Rep. Estes.
"It's clear that this isn't just a problem within any one industry but a widespread cultural problem across our country that must be addressed. I support policies that will strengthen reporting protocols and believe we must increase prevention training. Today's vote will mandate yearly sexual harassment training for members and staff, which my entire staff has already completed. No one should have to deal with sexual harassment at work.”
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.