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Heller, Senate Republicans Refuse to Pass Sexual Harassment Reform on Capitol Hill

It’s been more than six months since Congresswoman Jacky Rosen and the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to improve the sexual harassment rules on Capitol Hill, but Sen. Dean Heller and Republicans in the Senate haven’t made the issue a priority and haven’t bothered to pass the House bill. Heller and the Republican Congress have also failed to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which is set to expire at the end of September.

One week ago, Heller made offensive and tone-deaf remarks dismissing credible allegations of sexual assault against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as “a little hiccup.”

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“If it wasn’t clear before, it should be now: Dean Heller does not prioritize Nevada women. He’s running on a platform of dismissing assault allegations as a ‘hiccup’ because of partisanship, failing to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and declining to prioritize sexual harassment reform on Capitol Hill.”