Bergman Releases Statement on Voting to Make Misconduct Training Mandatory
“Changing the status quo in Washington, D.C., has been a priority of mine since taking office, and it’s a mission I intend to continue in the upcoming years. The lack of accountability and culture of misconduct in federal offices can no longer be tolerated. Leading by example matters—that is why I have already required every member of my staff to take part in anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, and why I voted in favor of making this training a requirement for all Congressional offices.
“The halls of Congress must be a safe environment for all Members and their staff. While today’s vote is a step in the right direction, the job is not complete. Accountability and transparency measures must be put in place to ensure tax-payer money is never used to cover up bad choices made by a Member of Congress or their staff. I look forward to working towards these next steps with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle.”