Over the past couple months, a wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations have come to light. From Hollywood to cable news and now the halls of Congress, these allegations have prompted important conversations and investigations into how sexual assault and harassment are addressed in the workplace. Here's a look at how members of Congress have talked about these issues in 2017:
So far in 2017, members of Congress have mentioned sexual assault or harassment 2,615 times in statements. Women in Congress account for 1,377 mentions while men in Congress account for 1,238 mentions.
Of the 2,615 mentions of sexual assault or harassment by members of Congress, 1,922 have been by Democrats and 693 have been by Republicans. Between January and August, Republicans and Democrats mentioned sexual assault or harassment 1,435 times. Over the past three months, both parties have mentioned the issue 1,160 times.