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.
Politics Nov 23Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation
WASHINGTON — Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them…
Politics Nov 14House to adopt mandatory sexual harassment training
The move comes days after the Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring all senators, staff and interns to be trained on preventing sexual harassment.
Politics Nov 04A look at women’s advances over the years in Congress
There may be more women in Congress than ever before, but Capitol Hill hasn’t come close to achieving gender parity.
Politics Nov 03Female lawmakers allege harassment by House colleagues
WASHINGTON — For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the…
Nation Apr 09Baltimore police often surveil cellphones amid U.S. secrecy
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Police Department has an agreement with the U.S. government to withhold certain information about secretive cellphone surveillance technology from the public and even the courts, according to a confidential agreement obtained by The Associated Press. On…