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2018 Congressional Calendar: Senators Plan More Work Days Than House
Both chambers have released their schedules for next year

Updated as of 2:25 p.m. on Dec. 22 | Both the House and Senate have released their chambers’ plans for gaveling in during 2018. Roll Call combined those schedules into the calendar below.

The Senate will return for the second session of the 115th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The House updated its calendar on Friday, Dec. 22 to push back its arrival back in town from the Christmas break to Monday, Jan. 8. The House plans to be out of town for three full weeks ahead of Election Day on Nov. 6 (and four weeks total around the election), while the Senate plans to recess for two weeks around the midterm. 

Congress’ Compliance Watchdog: Settlement Payouts Highest in 10 Years
OOC handles harassment, discrimination and other workplace complaints


U.S. taxpayers paid out more than $900,000 in the most recent fiscal year to settle claims on Capitol Hill, the highest amount in 10 years. 

The Victims Behind the 'Mothers of the Movement'
A look at the children whose deaths inspired their mothers to action

Women who all lost children to gun violence or in confrontations with the police took the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic convention.  

The "Mothers of the Movement" have endorsed and campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who often introduces them at campaign events as “a group of mothers who belong to a club no one ever wants to join.”  

Poll: Convention Audience Set to Skew Older Amid Tight Race
About half of young voters "probably" won't watch convention coverage

While most American voters in a recent YouGov/Economist poll said they plan to catch at least some of the convention coverage, younger voters are less likely to tune in.  

Around half of voters under 30 said they “probably” won’t watch the action in Cleveland from July 18-21 or Philadelphia, where the Democrats meet July 25-28. Among older voters, more of them plan to watch the GOP convention than the Democratic one; the reverse was true among the under-30 crowd.  

Clinton Continues to Hit Trump on Business Practices
New video features testimony from former Trump vendor

Hillary Clinton released a campaign video Wednesday featuring a New York architect who says Donald Trump’s business practices almost put him out of business.  

It comes on the heels of her Wednesday appearance in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she slammed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for "multiple bankruptcies, stiffing contractors and spurring hundreds of job losses" during the period when he owned casinos there, CNN reported.