In the letter, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Research and Technology Chairwoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) summarize the Committee’s continued oversight and allegations of sexual misconduct within the scientific community and provide recommendations for the GAO to further explore and provide potential solutions.

Full text of the letter can be found here.

On January 18, 2018, Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson sent a letter to GAO requesting a full study of sexual misconduct regarding federal grant-making agencies’ compliance with relevant laws and policies. 

Past letters regarding reports of a federal grant recipient’s sexual misconduct are available here, here, and here.

Information on the Committee’s hearing, A Review of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Science, can be found here