Texas House Speaker Joe Straus creates work group to combat sexual harassment in the Legislature

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Months after reports detailed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment at the state Capitol, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday announced another measure to address the issue. Straus, a Republican who will retire early next year, created a work group to recommend additional steps to "prevent and eradicate" misconduct in the Legislature. The appointment of the group comes months after the House updated its sexual harassment policy following reports from The Texas Tribune detailed flaws in the former policy, which often left victims to fend for themselves. The Daily Beast had previously...

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