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There's been a massive spike is harassment and discrimination claims filed on Capitol Hill.

Allegations of harassment and discrimination tripled over a five year period on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Office of Compliance. The report looks at complaints filed in fiscal year 2011. 

The majority of the harassment and discrimination claims come from the Capitol Police and Architect of the Capitol; less than 20 percent are from congressional offices. Of the 196 claims that were filed, 101 involved racial discrimination, while 43 alleged discrimination and harassment based upon gender. 

Twenty three involved disabilities and 21 alleged age discrimination. Settlements in 23 of the cases totaled nearly $500,000 in taxpayer funds. 

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