Congress details some payouts to sexual harassment accusers

Nearly $100,000 was used to pay the claims of two young male staffers

The Congressional Office of Compliance (OOC), now in the spotlight amid a wave of sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill, said last month that in total it has paid out more than $17 million in taxpayer dollars over 20 years to settle workplace complaints in Congress and the legislative branch.

Yet there is still so much data the office will not provide, including the total amount of taxpayer dollars it used to settle accusations of sexual harassment specifically, or the identities of those lawmakers involved.

"Under current law, the OOC is not authorized to release information about individual awards and settlements," the office said in a statement.

"I think the Senate Rules Committee has the information I'm asking for and so now I've got to go to the Rules committee and try to get it out," Kaine told ABC News today.

ABC News has reached out to the Rules committee and requested they release that information.

Meanwhile, the Office of Compliance suggests that if members of Congress wants to make settlement data public, they need to change the law.

Today Chairman Harper told the New York Times there are plans to introduce a bipartisan bill this week that would, among other things, require members to reimburse the taxpayer for settlements made on their behalf.

ABC's Ali Rogin and Benjamin Siegel contributed to this report.