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Cicilline , Langevin back Conyers investigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island's two Democratic congressmen say they support an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against their colleague John Conyers, but they are not joining calls for him to resign or give up his top spot on a key committee. Conyers, an 88-year-old Democ

WPRI - 2017-11-23 00:40:54

Toulouse Oliver calls for sexual harassment training for NM lobbyists

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced a plan today for lobbyists to take sexual harassment training before each session of the New Mexico Legislature. "Sexual harassment in any form is never acceptable," Toulouse Oliver said in emailed statement to reporters. "This is just a

NMPOLITICALREPORT.COM - 2017-11-22 20:02:22

Brazil Congress Debates Ban on Abortion in Rape Cases

Activists say the bill is unconstitutional and a violent act against women in Brazil. Brazil's Congress is once again debating a proposed full ban on abortion with the aim of securing a unanimous vote in the Senate. Meanwhile, activists are holding protests near the legislative branch and out on the

TELESURTV.NET - 2017-11-22 16:09:44

Bill to Legalize Marijuana in India Headed to Parliament

A private member's bill to legalize marijuana in India will be introduced to Parliament during the winter session this year, after clearing the legislative branch of government on Nov. 1. MP Dharamvira Gandhi, the politician behind the bill, is a retired cardiologist and longtime supporter of both t

MARIJUANA.COM - 2017-11-22 10:27:54

NH Primary Source : Sununu , Jasper say lawmakers should sign sexual harassment policy

TO SIGN OR NOT TO SIGN? WMUR's report last Friday on how the issue of sexual harassment is viewed and treated at the State House, posted Friday, caught the attention of Gov. Chris Sununu and House Speaker Shawn Jasper. A key part of the story reported on a recent attempt by the House leadership and

WMUR.COM - 2017-11-22 09:35:00

GOP Rep. : Taxes Should n't Pay For Congress ' Harassment Settlements

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on Wednesday said he would support a bill that required members of Congress pay their own settlements, rather than having them paid by the U.S. Treasury, which is currently the law. In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Lance said "I think that all of that should be made

TPM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Secret ‎legislative‏ settlements driven by sexual harassment , discrimination

Federal records suggest that race and gender discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, make up a significant portion of the complaints raised by legislative branch employees that routinely result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlement payments each year. But the way federal records ar

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-22 05:01:00

Senate Postpones Action on Legislation for a Week

Senate President Myron Jackson chairs legislative session. (Barry Leerdam photo for the V.I. Legislature) V.I. senators voted Tuesday to hold off at least another week before deciding on legislation requested by Gov. Kenneth Mapp on recycling, anti-doping laws for horse racing, a loan authorization

STTHOMASSOURCE.COM - 2017-11-22 02:28:10

A nonamicable dispute over City Council 's brief

Mayor de Blasio's top lawyer last Wednesday argued that five City Council members, including two from Queens, should not have been able to file an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit that alleges the city's property tax system is not only broken, but unconstitutional. "The case law is very c

QCHRON.COM - 2017-11-22 18:30:00

Shelby County mayor vetoes another commission act

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell vetoed another County Commission resolution Tuesday as he continued asserting his control over the county's opioid lawsuit. The vetoed resolution, approved by the commission in an 8-5 vote Nov. 13, directed the mayor to drop a Chancery Court lawsuit against the comm

MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL - 2017-11-21 22:59:09

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The fund that settles sexual harassment cases in the legislative branch is unlimited and funded by taxpayers. If Kelli Ward isn't Trumpian enough, who is? The fund that settles sexual harassment cases in the legislative branch is unlimited and funded by taxpayers. If Kelli Ward isn't Trumpian enough

VOX - 2017-11-21 21:10:00

Democrat Congressman John Conyers Accused of Paying Off Women Over Sex Harassment Charges

The longest-serving Democrat in Washington D.C. has just been accused of paying off women to shut them up about sexual assault charges made against him. Worse, he is accused of using taxpayer money to make the payoffs. News broke this week that Conyers used tax dollars to settle a 2015 lawsuit filed


Dededmahin ! House will ignore SC if it rules in favor of Sereno - Alvarez

The House of Representatives will ignore and snub a Supreme Court (SC) ruling favoring Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said. The Sereno camp is considering heading to the SC to question the impeachment complaint lodged against her at the House Committee on Justice


Paul Ryan calls John Conyers sexual harassment report ` extremely troubling '

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's very concerned about a new report that Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., settled a wrongful dismissal complaint related to a sexual harassment allegation in 2015. "This report is extremely troubling," Ryan said in a statement Tuesday morning following the Monday n


Mayor Schmitt not running for re-election in 2019

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt (Photo courtesy City of Green Bay) GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Mayor Jim Schmitt is not running for re-election. Schmitt announced his plans in a news release. He said he would be available to answer questions this afternoon. "I'm interested in pursuing other things when my term


Another Oregon State Senator Accuses Kruse Of Inappropriate Touching

A second lawmaker filed a formal complaint on Tuesday accusing Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, of unwanted touching, even after she asked legislative lawyers to intervene. In her complaint, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward, D-Portland, detailed a recent conversation with Kruse in which she explained why


There 's a little-known fund that goes to victims of sexual harassment on the Hill . You pay for it .

On Monday night, BuzzFeed broke the story that Michigan Rep. John Conyers paid a former staffer thousands of dollars in a settlement in 2015 after sexually harassing her and other women in his office and then firing her for refusing his advances. He likely isn't the only member of Congress to settl


Judge Rules Trump 's Sanctuary-Cities Order Flagrantly Unconstitutional

The president can toughen federal immigration enforcement all he wants. But he can't commandeer state and local governments to serve as his agents.Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images In a predictable but emphatic decision, California-based federal district judge William Orrick issued a permanent ruli


Here 's the bill taxpayers have footed for Congressional misconduct cases

Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, reportedly settled a wrongful dismissal complaint with a former employee over sexual conduct. The congressional office where the woman who reportedly settled with Rep. John Conyers launched her sexual harassment complaint has paid more than $17 million in set


Former Nuclear Commander , Diplomats , Top Experts Applaud Legislation Banning Nuclear First Strikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a historic Senate hearing last week examining the U.S. nuclear launch process and the president's unbridled authority to use nuclear weapons, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced a bill that would make it the policy of the United Sta