{FD} Female Dem lawmaker walks back comments on women’s wardrobes being an ‘invitation’ to harassment

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio came under fire after telling colleagues in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the way some women on Capitol Hill dress is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.

{FD} 2nd woman accuses Dem Rep. Kihuen of sexual misconduct; Dem leaders torn over resignation

A second woman has come forward alleging that Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., made inappropriate sexual advances toward her – claiming he asked her to sit on his lap and sent dozens of suggestive Facebook messages and hundreds of text messages.

{FD} Sex scandal storm about to get worse for Congress, amid calls to nix ‘hush fund’: ‘It’s coming’

The resignation of two powerful Democratic lawmakers and a socially conservative Republican this week is unlikely to stop the wave of sexual misconduct allegations crashing against the U.S. Capitol – in fact, more names could soon emerge as pressure mounts to nix the secret settlements that have kept these incidents under wraps for years.

{FD} Trump shrinks Utah monuments created by Obama, Clinton

Capping months of speculation, President Trump on Monday signed a pair of executive orders to significantly shrink two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante – that were created by his Democratic predecessors.

{FD} After Steinle verdict, rep unveils bill to imprison officials who shelter illegal immigrants

A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

{FD} House lawmakers introduce bill to expose secret settlements, end ‘hush fund’

In a push to end the secrecy surrounding sexual harassment inside the U.S. Capitol, House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to bar the use of taxpayer dollars to settle misconduct claims against members of Congress -- and to name names.

{FD} Ethics case opened on Conway’s comments about Alabama Senate race

The Office of Special Counsel has opened a case looking into allegations that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law when she made comments about Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger.

{FD} Illinois Rep. Gutierrez, longtime advocate for immigration reform, announces retirement

One day after filing paperwork for re-election, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez announced he will retire from Congress. “Today I’m announcing I won’t be seeking re-election,” Gutierrez said on Tuesday, but added he isn’t “retiring” from his efforts to reform immigration.

{FD} Judge rules Seattle’s tax on the wealthy is illegal; city vows to appeal

Seattle’s controversial tax on the wealthy failed its first legal test this week after a judge ruled the new ordinance violates state law – but the city isn’t backing down and vows to appeal, setting the stage for a Washington State Supreme Court showdown.

{FD} Conyers accused of taking staff meeting in his underwear, ordering subordinate to babysit his kid

No one had to guess whether Rep. John Conyers wore boxers or briefs, according to a former key staffer, who said the embattled Michigan lawmaker once showed up to a meeting sporting only his skivvies.

{FD} GOP committees, Moore remain at odds as Alabama election nears

Despite President Trump's recent support of Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee say they are standing behind their decision to cut ties to Alabama Senate candidate.

{FD} Lawmakers call out colleagues, accuse them of sexual harassment

At least two sitting members of Congress - one from each party - have been the subjects of rampant sexual harassment complaints, one lawmaker testified Tuesday in a House hearing about overhauling the current system on Capitol Hill that some argue stacks the deck against the accuser.