Nation Oct 26Matthew Shepard laid to rest in Washington, 20 years after killing
More than 2,000 people gathered at the Episcopal cathedral, the second-largest cathedral in the country, to celebrate Shepard's life, mourn his death and honor his memory.
Nation Sep 23As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough
Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China.
Politics Jun 28Senate passes farm bill, setting up clash on food stamps
The Senate has passed a bill that makes modest modifications to existing farm programs while largely avoiding changes to food stamps, setting up a showdown with the House.
Nation Jun 23Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes
Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure.
Politics Jun 21Farm bill with major food stamp changes narrowly passes the House
The measure renews the safety net for farmers as President Donald Trump's tough talk on tariffs threatens to close markets for many of their products.
Politics May 24Senate approves bill that would change how sexual harassment is handled in Congress
The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. It now goes to the House.
Politics Feb 06House votes to overhaul how members of Congress and their staffs report sexual harassment
Since October, eight lawmakers have either resigned or abandoned re-election bids amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Politics Jan 18House unveils bill to change how sexual harassment claims are handled in Congress
The bill comes after months of discussion among both Republican and Democrat lawmakers about how to create more transparency as the #MeToo movement continues to roil the political sphere.
Politics Jan 12$300k in taxpayer funds has been spent settling sexual harassment claims against Congress, report says
Nearly $300,000 in taxpayer funds has been spent to settle 13 claims against members of Congress or their offices since 2003.
Politics Dec 19House member offices paid $342,000 in discrimination settlements over 4 years, report says
The new numbers were released Tuesday by the House Office of Compliance, the taxpayer-funded office that handles the often-secret payouts to House employees. The information reveals three previously undisclosed settlements for sexual harassment.