In total, the Treasury fund has paid for settlements related to six claims against House members' offices since 2013, according to information provided by the Office of Compliance to the Committee on House Administration.
Congress declined to name the person connected to the $84,000.
That was the catalyst for the lawsuit Greene filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment and said Farenthold created a hostile work environment. She accused the congressman of making sexually suggestive comments to her, and said he had told another aide he had sexual fantasies about Greene, the News reported. The lawsuit also claimed Farenthold bragged about a female lobbyist propositioning him for a threesome and told Green she "could show her nipples whenever she wanted to", Politico reported.
He is the first reported member of Congress who is alleged to have used a little-known account, managed by the Congressional Office of Compliance (OOC), created to settle workplace complaints that involve lawmakers, according to USA media. "The Congresswoman would welcome a waiving of the nondisclosure agreement so the parties can come forward, particularly since we have not heard from the woman involved directly as we have in other cases".
The two later settled for an undisclosed amount.
Farenthold said he was prohibited from answering if the payment stemmed from the allegations against him. Farenthold also mentioned taxpayers in another part of the statement, saying he believed the solution saved taxpayers money.
"Defendant disagrees strongly with the Plaintiff's allegations in the Complaint, and Congressman Farenthold adamantly denies that he engaged in any wrongdoing". Sources told Politico that Farenthold was the only known sitting member of Congress to have settled such claims using Office of Compliance funds.
That settlement has yielded calls from both Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader, for the Michigan Democrat to resign.
"There are victim-rights issues here as well, so this is not as simple as it seems because of victims", he said. The House Administration Committee will hold a hearing on the Congressional Accountability Act on December 7. But the payouts include a large number of anthrax claims from 2002 and a large number of asbestos claims from 2007.