Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick led a group of 14 freshman Republican and Democrat members this week in calling for the House Ethics Committee to undertake a “full and complete investigation into allegations that Members of Congress have been using taxpayer dollars to cover up sexual harassment lawsuits.”

In a bipartisan letter, the representatives called for the names of those involved in such instances to be public.    

“Assuming these allegations are true, this is yet another example of politicians playing by a different set of rules, and is an affront to the hardworking taxpayers forced to foot the bill for these heinous actions.  As Members of Congress, we must set the highest standard of moral character, have zero tolerance for deviant behavior, and hold one another accountable.”

Fitzpatrick, who has sought to reform Washington since Day One has taken a leadership role in pushing back against sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and around the country with the introduction of legislation aimed at congressional transparency. -PW