Congress Struggles to Confront Sexual Harassment as Stories Pile Up

Capitol Hill, shrouded in secrecy and following its own rules, joins Hollywood, Silicon Valley and other industries under scrutiny for sexual harassment.

WASHINGTON — A senior Senate staff member is accused of trying to tug open a junior aide’s wrap dress at a bar; she said he asked why she was “holding out.” A former aide says a congressman grabbed her backside, then winked as he walked away. A district worker said a House member told her to twirl in a dress for him, then gave her a bonus when he liked what he saw.As the nation at large deals with lurid stories of sexual harassment, Congress is only beginning to grapple with tales of sexual a...