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Congress Has Special U.S. Treasury Fund to Payout Sexual Harassment Victims

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As the response to sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein spreads to America’s most public industries, the Washington Post reported Thursday on Congress’s unique system of handling sexual harassment claims from interns and staffers.

The Post describes Congress as playing by different rules — a workplace where “interns have limited harassment protections under the unique employment law that Congress applies to itself” and where a special U.S. Treasury fund has been established just for settlement payouts.

From Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck in the Washington Post:

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