Deal to curb Hill sexual harassment unlikely to be in spending bill

- Maret 19, 2018

A bipartisan, bicameral agreement to overhaul Capitol Hill's oft-criticized workplace misconduct system is unlikely to get attached to a government spending bill that must pass by week's end to avoid a shutdown, according to multiple sources tracking the issue.

The sudden shift in the fate of the Hill harassment measure, which negotiators were closing in on as recently as last week, jeopardizes its chances of getting signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers and aides who shepherded the House version of the bill to passage earlier this year had eyed legislation keeping the government funded as the best chance to get Congress' own rules reformed before the midterm elections.


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