Politics Feb 04

Harassment claims target 4 Missouri lawmakers

The Missouri House has dealt with six formal sexual harassment complaints over the past two years, including four that involved lawmakers and that cost more than $22,000 in external legal fees to investigate.

Politics Dec 08

File photo of Rep. John Conyers by Rebecca Cook/Reuters
Conyers seat won’t be filled until November

Michigan's Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers' congressional seat won't be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year.

Politics Nov 26

File photo of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Conyers steps aside from leadership role amid investigation

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in…

The U.S. House Ethics Committee "publicly admonished" three members of Congress late Thursday, including House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Tex., for their actions during the legislative battle over President Bush's Medicare prescription drug bill.