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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…
Politics Sep 26WATCH: Republicans say no vote this week on health care
The setback marks the end for the latest drive to overturn the law, a promise the GOP has made to voters for seven years.
Politics Sep 25Collins opposes latest GOP health care plan, jeopardizing chances for reform
The collapse of the legislation marks a replay of the embarrassing loss Trump and party leaders suffered in July, when the Senate rejected three attempts to pass legislation erasing the 2010 statute. The GOP has made promises to scrap the…
Politics Sep 25WATCH: Senate committee holds hearing on Graham-Cassidy health care bill
Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.