{FD} House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations.

{FD} Lawmaker demands investigation into report Obama WH undermined anti-Hezbollah task force

A Republican congressman urged the House to look into a report the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, all to ensure the Iran nuclear deal remained on track.

{FD} Democratic Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott accused of sexual harassment

A former congressional aide Friday accused Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances.

{FD} Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey drops out of House race over 2005 harassment suit

A female former executive running for Congress in Kansas has dropped out of the race over a 2005 federal lawsuit in which she was accused of sexually harassing a male employee whom she supervised.