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HC Wake-Up Call: Congresswoman Says 2 Congress Members Are Sexual Harassers, GOP Tries to Add a Repeal of Obamacare into Tax Bill & Forever 21 May Have Been Hacked

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

This Congresswoman Says at Least 2 Current Congress Members Are Sexual Harassers

Representative Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, said in a testimony before the House Administration Committee on Tuesday, that there are two currently-serving members of Congress that are sexual harassers. While she did not name the members, Speier says one is a Democrat and one is a Republican, the Huffington Post reports. Speier also revealed in her testimony that she has heard of women, “having their private parts grabbed on the House floor.” Speier’s testimony was part of a hearing on sexual assault and harassment in Congress on Tuesday, where multiple female members of the House of Representatives shared their own stories of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

Senate GOP Members Are Trying to Add the Repeal of Obamacare into the Tax Bill

On Tuesday, Senate GOP members said they would use their tax bill to repeal Obamacare, the Washington Post reports. While the move would free up $300 billion in government funding over the next decade, it would also leave 13 million people without health insurance, and increase insurance premiums for many Americans by 10 percent. Not to mention the fact that the GOP’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have been unpopular and unsuccessful in the past, meaning it could hurt the tax bill’s chances of passing.

Forever 21 May Have Been Hacked, So That’s Not Great

If you’ve hit Forever 21 for a shopping spree any time in the last few months, you may want to keep an eye on your bank statement. According to BuzzFeed News, Forever 21 may have been hit with a data breach affecting its card payment systems. The store says there might have been, “unauthorized access to data from payment cards that were used at certain Forever 21 stores,” between March and October of this year. While Forever 21 did not respond to BuzzFeed‘s request for comment, it has said it is investigating the matter and that customers should monitor their credit card statements for unauthorized charges.

Meme of the day:

Hump day ~feels~. Happy Wednesday!


Caroline is the Evening/Weekend Editor and Style Editor at Her Campus, a senior public relations major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leather jacket enthusiast.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo. 
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