Speaker Paul D. Ryan comments on recent allegations against Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and responds to a reporters’ questions about members’ in-office sleeping habits.
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., spoke about a measure released by Republicans Wednesday night to fund defense through fiscal 2018 and fund the rest of the government through Jan. 19. Meanwhile, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, called the measure a “NOTibus,” because “it’s not going anywhere.”
Rep. Mo Brooks announced on the House floor on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.
Brooks will be undergoing surgery on Friday.
Last week, Democratic freshman Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada was accused of sexually harassing a former campaign staffer. Since then, top Democratic leaders have asked him to resign. As he faces a competitive race for the 2018 midterms, here’s the latest on his situation. Also read Bridget Bowman’s latest reporting on the allegations.
Three reporters participated this week in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit about their experiences covering the sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill in the quickly unfolding #MeToo era. Read the full thread from r/politics here.