‘Year of the Woman Candidate’?: Democratic voters have welcomed a surge of women running.

It’s unclear, though, whether the forces propelling them will lead to wins in November.

Ex-Rep. Farenthold says he won’t repay $84K sexual harassment settlement

The former congressman told a reporter he will not reimburse taxpayers on advice from his lawyers.

Boy Scouts lobby in states to stem the flow of child abuse lawsuits

Efforts focus on proposed ‘lookback’ provisions that would allow accusers to bring older cases against the organization.

‘Astonishingly lax’: Congress’s sexual-harassment data stored on insecure server until late February, senator says

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) suggested that the Office of Compliance could have been targeted by foreign intelligence agencies.

House Ethics Committee will continue investigating GOP Rep. Duncan’s spending

Ethics monitor said Tenn. lawmaker may have broken rules if he used $100k in campaign funds on travel, gifts, other personal expenses.

Elizabeth Esty won’t seek reelection amid scrutiny of chief of staff’s departure

The Connecticut congresswoman’s decision followed reports that her aide kept his job for three months after he threatened to kill a former colleague.

‘How did I not know?’: Esty addresses ex-chief of staff’s alleged abuse in letter

The Connecticut congresswoman, under scrutiny for her handling of the aide’s firing, called for lawmakers to “do better to ensure a safe environment for our employees.”

Conn. congresswoman kept aide on staff for 3 months after she learned of threat allegation

Rep. Elizabeth Esty learned of a threat made by her chief of staff against a colleague he dated but did not dismiss him until House lawyers arranged a severance deal.

Female senators demand rule changes to address sexual harassment in Congress

The women of the Senate called for votes to improve Capitol Hill’s system for reporting and adjudicating complaints of workplace misconduct after such changes were excluded from a recent major spending bill.

Senate panel probes DHS handling of employees with criminal backgrounds

The inquiry follows a Washington Post report on a senior official who served jail time for allegedly assaulting his wife and has said he handles a ‘high volume’ of classified information.

House probe of Rep. Duncan Hunter deferred amid criminal investigation into alleged campaign fund misuse

Investigators are looking into whether Hunter spent campaign funds improperly to benefit friends and family.

Capitol Hill rule changes inspired by #MeToo not expected as part of spending bill, aides say

Democratic congressional staffers said the language was unlikely to be in the final version of the omnibus measure, expected Monday night.

DHS official jailed over domestic violence case says he handles ‘high volume’ of classified information

A senior intelligence briefer is under a restraining order and barred from a Coast Guard base after a 2016 domestic abuse case.

‘I am running and I’m going to win’: Blackburn to remain in Senate race even if Corker seeks reelection

Corker upended the race this week when he signaled he might reverse last year’s decision amid GOP concerns about Blackburn’s viability in the general election

A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more

Online and on air, students called for political leaders to do more to prevent future attacks.

Second White House official departs amid abuse allegations, which he denies

Speechwriter David Sorensen resigned Friday amid charges by his ex-wife.

Kelly: Trump is ‘the champion’ of DACA recipients

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Feb. 6 told reporters that President Trump is “the champion” of DACA recipients.

House prohibits sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers

The new rule is a response to the wave of sexual harassment and misconduct scandals that have dominated news on Capitol Hill since October.

Train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with truck

An Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers to their annual party conference in West Virginia collided with a vehicle on Jan. 31.

Rep. Trey Gowdy announces plans to retire, return to justice system

The South Carolina Republican led a House GOP probe into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.