Senate Republican Leader Bates Urges Bicameral, Bipartisan Review of Capitol Sexual Harassment

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of members of the California State Senate Republican Caucus, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recently sent a letter to California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) calling on both houses to work together to tackle the problem of sexual harassment at the California Legislature.

In the letter, California State Senate Republicans request that victims, witnesses, and whistleblowers of sexual harassment be released from any non-disclosure agreements so they can share their stories should they choose to do so. In addition, Senate Republicans request that the Joint Rules Committee be convened to initiate a bipartisan and bicameral effort to improve policies and procedures related to sexual harassment.

Media can read the letter here.


Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

For press inquiries or questions, please contact Jacqui Nguyen, press secretary for the Senate Republican Caucus at (858) 999-7706.