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Politics Dec 22Children’s insurance program receives only patchwork funding
Congress failed to approve long-term funds for a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children.
Politics Dec 20WATCH: House votes on GOP tax bill for the second time
It was a victory lap Speaker Paul Ryan couldn't resist, and he got to do it twice.
Politics Dec 16For GOP, tax bill’s most visible win may be averting failure
Republicans hope that passing the bill will overshadow their embarrassing failure to repeal President Barack Obama’s health law.
Politics Dec 07Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning from Congress amid House ethics investigation
Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy.
Politics Nov 29House approves mandatory anti-harassment training in wake of sexual misconduct allegations
Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers’ own accounts of such episodes.
Politics Nov 26Bannon has House Republicans looking over shoulders for 2018
House moderates seem particularly unsettled by Bannon's crusade and anti-incumbent efforts by other conservative groups.
Politics Oct 27Rep. Jackie Speier describes harassment ordeal in online video
A California congresswoman used a video Friday to describe being grabbed and kissed as a young congressional aide and to invite staffers to share their own stories.
Politics Oct 17WATCH: Senators reach bipartisan deal on resuming payments to health insurers
WASHINGTON — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. At the White House,…
Politics Oct 06Democrats give political donations from Harvey Weinstein away to charities
The party's effort to separate itself from the 65-year-old film executive came after The New York Times reported that he has settled sexual harassment lawsuits with at least eight women.
Politics Sep 28WATCH: Wounded Scalise returns to Capitol to bipartisan cheers, praises ‘warm side of Congress’
To bipartisan hugs, tears and a roaring standing ovation, a hobbling House Republican Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a gunman sprayed fire at a baseball practice and left the lawmaker fighting…