GOP Congressman Resigns Amid Reports He Allegedly Offered Staff Money To Carry His Children
House Speaker Paul Ryan told Franks to resign after hearing "credible claims of misconduct" that Franks "did not deny." After initially saying he would resign Jan. 31, Franks said he would leave Congress Friday, citing his wife's admission to the hospital.
Conyers Says He "Vehemently" Denies The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him
And the Ethics Committee said it has launched an investigation, saying it is aware Conyers "may have engaged in sexual harassment of members of his staff, discriminated against certain staff on the basis of age, and used official resources for impermissible personal purposes."
House Republicans Just Passed Their Tax Bill, Putting Them A Step Closer To One Major Accomplishment This Year
After trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have pinned their hopes on passing legislation to overhaul the US tax code. But the bill, which passed the House Thursday, still faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
Donald Trump Just Made A Deal With Democrats To Avoid A Government Shutdown
Trump agreed with Democratic leaders to a deal that will address Harvey relief funding, raise the debt limit, and keep the government funded until December. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he'll support the agreement, even as some Republicans have expressed outrage.
Republicans Just Gave Up On Repealing Obamacare
Republican leadership abruptly canceled the vote after Trump asked the speaker to pull the bill. "Obamacare remains the law of the land. It's going to remain the law of the land until we find something to replace it [with]," Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday.
Trump Warns Republicans About Botching Obamacare Repeal Ahead Of Climactic Vote
President Donald Trump went to Congress Tuesday to make a personal pitch to pass the American Health Care Act, and even personally called out one critic. But many House Republicans say they still have concerns, and the fate of the key piece of Trump's legacy remains in doubt.
Republican Says Flynn Will Likely Have To Testify Before Congress, As Others Want To Move On
Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of Senate GOP leadership, said Tuesday that Flynn may have to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, while many other Republicans are reluctant to criticize and draw out the conflict.
Republicans Want To Keep Popular Parts Of Obamacare, Despite Votes Against Them
Despite some messaging votes in the Senate late Wednesday night, Republicans say they want to keep some of the law's most popular provisions, including protections for pre-existing conditions and keeping young people on their parents' insurance.
Yet Another Congressman Removes Controversial Painting From Capitol Walls
The painting depicting police as pigs was restored for a second time on Tuesday, but congressional Republicans say they hope to permanently remove it from the US Capitol. The Congressional Black Caucus is promising to fight for the young artist's freedom of speech.
GOP Backs Leadership Plan To Punish Democrats For Gun Control Sit-In
"That is a sanctionable offense. I don't know what the appropriate sanction is, but I don't care if you're a civil rights leader from the 1960s or if you've been here three days, if you raise money on the floor, that is a sanctionable offense," Rep. Mick Mulvaney said.