Jackie Speier

This week in Trump-Russia news: Shutdown won’t stop Mueller probe as “witch hunt” cries intensify

The government shutdown won’t stop the FBI’s Russia probe, but Republicans say that a mysterious memo will.<p>The document, which supposedly details …

Donald Trump

House sexual harassment overhaul sidelines ethics watchdog

Bipartisan legislation released earlier this week to overhaul Capitol Hill’s sexual harassment policies would prevent an independent ethics watchdog …

Blake Farenthold

Secret House Republican memo causes new rifts over Russia investigation

Conservative Republicans are pushing to release a memo containing classified information about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, sparking new controversy in a case that has already caused deep partisan rifts.<p>The contents of the four-page memo, which was written …

Politics

Fierce battle erupts over declassifying intelligence report

A battle erupted Friday over a push by Republican lawmakers to declassify a report they say will reveal high-level government abuse around the …

Government

Taxpayers currently pay for Congress’ sexual harassment settlements. Here’s why that may soon change

The bipartisan bill introduced Thursday would also eliminate a requirement that employees undergo counseling before lodging a claim<p>Predators in …

Money

House unveils bill overhauling sexual harassment policy

Rep. Jackie Speier, who's pushed for reforms to how Congress deals with allegations of sexual harassment, joins to discuss a new bill aimed at …

Politics

Democratic House Intel member alleges 'plenty of evidence to suggest' Trump Organization money laundering

<b>(CNN) —</b> California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.<p>"I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there has been money laundering going on in …

Justice

Is This the Collusion We Were Waiting For?

In May 2016, Paul Erickson, an activist who has raised money for the National Rifle Association, sent an email to Rick Dearborn, an adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, with the super-subtle subject heading “Kremlin Connection.” As The New York Times reported last December, Erickson …

Opinion

House Democrats Started The False ‘Russia On Facebook’ Story

As the scandal of the Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee-funded dossier only begins to blow up, those invested in the Donald Trump and …

Conservative View

House Plan for Sexual-Harassment Complaints Would Bypass Ethics Watchdog

A bipartisan House bill to strengthen protection for congressional employees who file sexual-harassment complaints would bar review by Congress’s …

Government

House unveils landmark sexual harassment overhaul bill

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers would no longer foot the bill for sexual harassment settlements involving members of Congress under new bipartisan legislation released Thursday. Coming in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the bill would require members to pay such settlements themselves as part of an effort …

Ruben Kihuen

Rep. Speier is fighting sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

Representative Jackie Speier outlines her new legislation to fight sexual harassment and they way that it is handled on Capitol Hill

Democrats

Statement on Congressional Accountability Reform Act

<b>WASHINGTON</b>–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after introduction of bipartisan legislation reforming the <i>Congressional</i> …

Paul Ryan

House lawmakers unveil legislation to overhaul harassment protocol on Capitol Hill

<b>(CNN) —</b> House lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited bipartisan plan aimed at tackling the way that workplace complaints -- including sexual harassment -- are handled on Capitol Hill and to hold lawmakers personally liable for settlements.<p>The bill, supporters say, would be the most …

U.S. Politics

Sexual harassment in Congress might be handled very differently if this new bill passes

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, so many industries are looking in and trying to figure out how to fix the problem. Surprisingly, one of the most …

Government

Sexual Harassment In Congress Would Be Handled VERY Differently Under This New Bill

In Washington, D.C., the complex process for reporting sexual harassment or assault in Congress has come under new and intense scrutiny, following …

Democrats

House negotiators introduce resolution addressing sexual misconduct

Bipartisan House members introduced a bill to change the way Congress handles workplace harassment Thursday. It would force lawmakers found liable …

Blake Farenthold

House lawmakers unveil sexual harassment overhaul bill

Lawmakers unveiled landmark legislation on Thursday to overhaul Capitol Hill’s system for reporting sexual harassment, including to end the practice …

Blake Farenthold

House GOP unveils stop-gap funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Republican leadership put on the table a short-term government funding bill Tuesday night ahead of an end-of-the week deadline to keep the government open.<p>The proposal, which ignores Democrats' demands for a legislative solution to protect young immigrants known as Dreamers and …

Politics

House Republicans Ate Italian Food While Threatening a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

House Republicans ate Italian food Tuesday evening as they worked on a short-term spending bill they hope will avert a looming government shutdown, …

Democrats

Congress Is Demanding An Investigation Into Whether Government Money Is Going To Scientists Accused Of Harassment

A letter from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology demands an investigation into how federal science agencies are dealing with sexual harassment in the institutions they fund.<p>On Thursday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology asked the US Government Accountability …

Government

House readies strict harassment overhaul after wave of scandals

Senior House negotiators are set to unveil as soon as Wednesday night a bipartisan plan to shake up Capitol Hill’s workplace harassment system — and to force lawmakers found liable for misconduct to pay settlements with their own money.<p>The legislation is the product of negotiations among House …

Politics

Turning the Hill's 'Me Too' Moment Into Legislation

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are attempting to curb sexual harassment in Congress.<p>Drip. Representative John Conyers. Drip. Senator Al Franken. Drip. Representative Joe Barton. Drip. Representative Trent Franks. Drip. Representative Blake Farenthold. Drip. Representative Ruben Kihuen. …

Politics

Trump Should Take His State Of The Union Address Away From Congress -- And The Swamp's Sideshow

At last report, California Rep. Maxine Waters is telling reporters she won’t attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address (“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out,” she told a tv …

Opinion

Democrat women will wear black to Trump’s State of the Union to protest sexual misconduct. Will it work?

The show of resistance could send a message to vulnerable, POTUS-friendly Republican lawmakers that their jobs are in jeopardy, one expert said<p>A sea …

Democratic Party

Mental health professionals adopt Russian meddlers’ tactics to remove Trump from office

Duty to Warn is fighting fire and fury with fire and fury. These are its members and their 2018 plans<p>You know the old saying. If you can’t beat the Russian election meddlers and right-wing political extremists, join ’em. Or at least use their tactics.<p>That’s more or less the idea behind what the …

Entertainment

Why Maxine Waters Is Boycotting Trump's State Of The Union

Traditionally, the State of the Union address has been an opportunity for the president to lay out his legislative goals for the year. It’s also …

Maxine Waters

#MeToo Reaches Members of Congress: New Bills Demand Accountability

The #MeToo movement, which set off a major uprising to end sexual harassment at the workplace, revealed a shocking fact: Employees at the US's three …

Liberal View

Rep. Maxine Waters says she will boycott Trump's State of the Union, calls him a 'liar'

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Friday became the latest Democrat to announce that she will not be attending President Trump’s State of the Union address later this month -- amid growing Democratic plans to protest the event.<p>“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters …

U.S. Politics

“It All Depends on What Oprah Does”: Why Bernie Sanders Democrats Are Raining on the Oprah Parade

And why other prospective candidates, who don’t want to peak too early, may want her to linger.<p>The Oprah-for-president endorsements began rolling in even before <b>Oprah Winfrey</b> had finished her rousing Golden Globes speech. Hollywood Democrats loved the idea (<b>Meryl Streep:</b> “I want her to run”). …

Bernie Sanders