Tim Murphy

Report: Navy Reviewing Murphy's Disclosure of Affair
Pennsylvania congressman is also an officer in the Navy Reserve

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., left, admitted to an extramarital affair last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The U.S. Navy is reviewing Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy’s admission last week of having an extramarital affair.

A Navy spokesperson confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that a review is underway for Murphy, a commander the Navy Reserve.

Word on the Hill: 9/11 Anniversary
Your social calendar for the week ahead

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lead the procession of members of Congress down the Capitol steps for the ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 last year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Today is the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

As of Sunday evening, the Senate was scheduled to reconvene at 3 p.m. It will observe a moment of silence in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

Rep. Tim Murphy Admits to Affair With ‘Personal Friend’
Pennsylvania Republican issued statement after Wednesday hearing

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy admitted to an affair, according to news reports. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy admitted Wednesday that he was having an extramarital affair, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

“Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend,” the Republican lawmaker said in a statement released through his lawyer, after a court hearing in Allegheny County on Wednesday. “This is nobody's fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me.”

Former Teachers Union President To Challenge Tim Murphy
Says health care vote was ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., ran unopposed last year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The former president of a Pennsylvania teacher’s union will challenge Republican Rep. Tim Murphy after he went unchallenged last year.

Mike Crossey is the former president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a current Mt. Lebanon commissioner. He considered a run for lieutenant governor in 2014 before ultimately deciding against it.

Memorial Day Recess Begins for Congress

NIH Probe by House Panel Expands
Energy and Commerce asks for documents related to 2015 scandal

Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, is under fire from House Republicans, upset over a scandal at the agency, as well as Collins’ views on research issues. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Institutes of Health is in hot water again with the House Energy and Commerce Committee over a scandal that occurred nearly two years ago at one of the agency’s main research institutions.

On Thursday, the panel broadened its probe into safety and compliance issues at the NIH Clinical Center, a research hospital located on the agency’s campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In a letter sent to Director Francis Collins and obtained by Roll Call, the committee requested a larger swath of documents not yet provided by the agency.

GOP Health Care Bill Picks up ‘A Few’ Moderate Supporters
Vote on Friday possible if more support comes together

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives for the meeting with President Donald Trump and the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By ERIN MERSHON, JOE WILLIAMS and LINDSEY McPHERSON 
CQ Roll Call

House leadership secured the support of a few moderate holdouts for their health care bill during a late-night meeting Wednesday.

Rising Stars 2017: Hill Staffers
Two experienced hands make the list

Two Capitol Hill staffers are among CQ Roll Call’s Rising Stars of 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Over the course of this week, CQ Roll Call is taking a look at 17 Rising Stars of 2017 — people who will now wield power and influence in a Washington that has been turned upside down by the presidency of Donald Trump.

Some of the names are familiar, others have recently burst on the scene. They include members of Congress, congressional and administration staffers, and advocates.

Olympians Phelps and Nelson Push for More Action Against Doping
Nelson lost gold medal to doping athlete only to get one nine years after the Olympics

From left, Olympic gold medalists Adam Nelson and Michael Phelps, and Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, are sworn in during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson gave heartfelt pleas for Congress to help with the effort to eliminate doping in sports.

The athletes were witnesses on Tuesday at an Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Ways to Improve and Strengthen the Anti-Doping System.”

Obamacare Repeal Could Undercut Mental Health Effort
Rollback of Medicaid expansion could limit care envisioned in ’Cures’ package

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy, left, says that overhauling the 2010 health care law will be a chance to build on the mental health bill, whose supporters include Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, right. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A bill to improve the country’s mental health care system could be undermined by more widespread changes to health coverage that will likely occur next year, supporters of the effort fear.

The Senate is expected this week to clear the “21st Century Cures” package, a medical innovation bill that also includes provisions designed to make it easier for patients to access mental health treatment.