Washington, D.C. - Even though they're notorious for fighting with each other, dozens of Democrats and Republicans in Congress have joined forces to create an Anti-Bullying caucus.
More than 40 lawmakers have joined the caucus.
They say they want to draw attention to issues involving kids who experience harassment.
“We understand we should not be putting down each other, exercising power that doesn't diminish another person,” said Democratic Congressman Mike Honda of California, one of the group’s leaders. “I guess it's funny we here in congress would be talking about something like that.”
Honda says he was bullied as a young Japanese-American during World War Two.
Oklahoma has an anti-bullying law that requires school boards to have a written policy in place that addresses bullying.
An anti-bullying measure that would have require teachers and school administrators to take training courses on how to recognize bullying stalled out in the State Senate.
Part of a 2010 documentary called “Bully” tells the story of a 6th grader from Perkins, Oklahoma named Ty Smalley, who committed suicide because of his problems with being bullied.