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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 30, 2017

U.S. Representative and gubernatorial candidate Diane Black has called on the Tennessee General Assembly, as well as the U.S. Congress, to release all details of sexual harassment claims and settlements involving lawmakers and staff, The Tennessean reports. "Victims should be released from their non-disclosure agreements and Congress and the state legislature should identify perpetrators and produce redacted information that shields the identity and circumstance of the victim," Black said in a statement. She also expressed support for federal legislation sponsored by Tennessee representatives Jim Cooper and Marsha Blackburn that would publicly name U.S. lawmakers who have reached settlements in harassment cases.