{FD} House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations.

{FD} Lawmaker demands investigation into report Obama WH undermined anti-Hezbollah task force

A Republican congressman urged the House to look into a report the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, all to ensure the Iran nuclear deal remained on track.

{FD} Democratic Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott accused of sexual harassment

A former congressional aide Friday accused Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances.

{FD} Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey drops out of House race over 2005 harassment suit

A female former executive running for Congress in Kansas has dropped out of the race over a 2005 federal lawsuit in which she was accused of sexually harassing a male employee whom she supervised.

{FD} Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her ‘Three Pinocchios’

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has earned “Three Pinocchios” from The Washington Post’s fact checker for a tweet claiming that House Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers and convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons.

{FD} Pelosi suggests Trump early days in office like neophyte performing ‘brain surgery’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a recently published profile of President Trump gave a stinging criticism of the president’s early months in office, suggesting his “lack of knowledge’ for the job was tantamount to somebody without a medical degree “being asked to perform brain surgery.”

{FD} Comstock opposes GOP support for Moore, suggests he’ll face Hill ethics probe

Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, leading efforts to expose sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill, acknowledged Sunday that she’s bothered that President Trump and other Washington Republicans are backing GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore amid sexual misconduct allegations and suggested that Moore, if elected this week, will face a congressional ethics investigation.

{FD} Head of House ethics panel finds evidence of abuse in US government surveillance

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News on Friday that his investigators have already uncovered evidence of “abuse” in the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.

{FD} Head of House intelligence panel finds evidence of abuse in US government surveillance

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News on Friday that his investigators have already uncovered evidence of “abuse” in the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.

{FD} Rep. Trent Franks says he’s resigning immediately amid reports he offered aide $5M to be surrogate for his child

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks said he is resigning effective immediately, following reports that Frank allegedly repeatedly pressed a former aide to carry his child, offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate.

{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} Ethics panel clears Rep. Devin Nunes of claims he mishandled classified information

The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it had cleared House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., of claims that he improperly disclosed classified information while leading the committee’s investigation of Russian actions during the 2016 election.