Paul Ryan Wants Mandated Sexual Harassment Training For House Members
He made the announcement the same day new allegations of harassment came to light in Congress.LEARN MORE
He allegedly used thousands in taxpayer money to settle the claim.
A Pennsylvania Republican tasked with investigating sexual harassment in Congress has been accused of using thousands in taxpayer funds to settle a misconduct claim against him.
U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan is being removed from the House Ethics Committee and will be investigated, according to a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan.
A New York Times article out Saturday alleged Meehan had an unrequited romantic interest in a former aide. The report says Meehan "grew hostile" after the aide rejected him several times, and that prompted her to file a complaint and ultimately leave her position.
A spokesperson for Meehan denied the allegations and said the congressman has "has always treated his colleagues, male and female, with the utmost respect and professionalism."
The report says the settlement, which was for an undisclosed amount, was paid with Meehan's congressional office funds. Meehan has been asked to return the taxpayers' money.
There is still a lot on the congressional to-do list before the end of the year, impacting everything from wars abroad to airports nationwide.
There has been an uptick in respiratory illnesses in China, and although the illnesses aren't new viruses, several senators want to restrict travel.
If the vote to expel Santos is successful, he will become just the sixth person ever to be kicked out of the House of Representatives.
CBP officials say the Tucson area, including Nogales, is already seeing the highest number of migrants coming into the country.
25 million U.S. students use diesel-powered school buses daily, prompting debates on cleaner alternatives.
A federal appeals court is challenging Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in a battle that's likely to make its way to the Supreme Court.