The House has finally put to rest the sex scandal that dogged former Rep. Anthony Weiner and House Democrats for weeks.
Just after noon Thursday, the New York Democrat’s resignation letter was read on the floor, a largely unnoticed formality in what became a protracted process.
Weiner’s online dalliances with at least six women dominated the headlines for three weeks and distracted Democrats, who had planned to use the time to hammer Republicans over their efforts to reform Medicare.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.