When I was in high school, we took a government class that told us about how things were supposed to work…which I quickly as an adult found out that most of the time that it doesn’t.
Now, it makes complete and total sense for a member of Congress top not have to pay the price of a stamp every single time they need to mail something that is official government business. I just look at the cost of the Christmas cards based on stamps alone this year and you would burn through your pay in less than a year as a Congressman just on postage rates these days
It makes sense for the government to foot the bill for elected representatives on certain things to be able to do their jobs.
However, if you are one of those Congressmen that likes to get all touchy feely with your staff or anyone else for that matter…I don’t give a rat’s red backside what side of the aisle you sat on or even if I voted for you specifically the money to keep that quiet should come out of their pocket and not ours.
Members of Congress will no longer be able to rely on taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment and sexual misconduct claims, thanks to legislation passed just this week.
Via Daily Wire:
The Huffington Post reports that the final version of the bill passed Thursday, “sailing” through the House and Senate by unanimous consent, and will be on President Donald Trump’s desk awaiting a signature by the end of this week.
“Time is finally up for members of Congress who think that they can sexually harass and get away with it. They will no longer be able to slink away with no one knowing that they have harassed. … They will pay back the U.S. Treasury,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), one of the primary sponsors of the bill told reporters on Thursday, according to Reuters.
The bill has been in the works for a while, as Speier pointed out in her speech: “We want to thank 1,500 former staff members of Congress who wrote a letter to us who made the case all too clear, that sexual harassment in Congress was a huge problem.”
Speier and bipartisan group of congressional leaders began drafting the bill last year after the “#MeToo” movement exploded across social media, ensnaring powerful men in Hollywood, in the media, and even in the federal government. Both Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) resigned their positions in Congress after past indiscretions came to light in late 2017 and early 2018.