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The payment to a former aide to Rep. Alcee L. Hastings was the largest known recent settlement to come from a fund for claims made against members of Congress.
By the time Franken took the Senate floor, eight women had come forward with accusations against him.
New accusers were coming forward as Conyers deliberated whether to resign.
From a $27,000 settlement to a meeting held in his underwear, lawmaker’s behavior had brought complaints from women who worked for him.
The Office of Compliance disclosed Friday that it had paid for only one sexual harassment settlement involving a House lawmaker’s office in the past five years.
Confidential payments are under particular scrutiny as lawmakers in both chambers face allegations.
As a young attorney, Melanie Sloan said, she complained about the congressman’s behavior, but no one listened.
Nothing was said publicly about a 2015 incident as Wesley Goodman campaigned for office. He resigned this week from the Ohio legislature over a sexual encounter in his office.
More than 1,000 former Capitol Hill aides have signed a letter urging mandatory anti-harassment training and reforms to the process of reporting misbehavior.
The recommendation came amid mounting reports of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. “We can and should lead by example,” Ryan wrote to colleagues.