Congress has Paid $17 Million in Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Settlements

$17 million

Congress has paid out more than $17.2 million over the last 20 years to cover 268 settlements on Capitol Hill, according to the Office of Compliance, which was set up in 1995 under the Congressional Accountability Act. In 2002 and 2007 those tallies topped several million dollars, Axios reports.

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