MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee are hearing from experts about barriers to voting caused by alleged racial discrimination.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports legislation that would create a commission to study reparations for the descendants of enslaved black people in the United...
CLINT, Texas (AP) — A congresswoman says that the Department of Homeland Security is engaged in a "cover-up" in response to an Inspector General's report that found poor conditions and "dangerous...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing...
A former congressional staffer filed a lawsuit last week saying she was raped by an employee at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and when she said she was taking legal action against the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from two leadership positions following a lawsuit from a former employee who says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled.
Jackson Lee will no longer serve as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee's key subcommittees or as head of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Congressional Black Caucus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas (all times local):
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from her position as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in addition to leaving her post as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee's key subcommittees.
The moves Wednesday come after a lawsuit from a former employee who complained that her sexual assault complaint had been mishandled.
HOUSTON (AP) — The ex-operator of a Houston nonprofit has pleaded guilty to concealing that Azerbaijan (ah-zur-by-JAHN') paid for a 2013 visit by 10 U.S. lawmakers.
Kemal Oksuz was extradited from Armenia and pleaded guilty Monday in Washington, D.C., to devising to falsify, conceal and cover up material facts. He faces up to a year in prison in the plea deal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston Democratic congresswoman has fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police, accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston Democratic congresswoman has fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police for allegedly posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent.
HOUSTON (AP) — United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat.
An airline spokeswoman said Monday that its internal systems show the passenger, Jean-Marie Simon, canceled her Dec. 18 seat from Houston to Washington, D.C. after a weather delay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hanging of bananas from nooses with hateful messages at American University in Washington, apparently targeting the first black woman to serve as the student body president, prompted members of Congress to call for federal civil rights investigations on Thursday.
At least five bananas with nooses were found hanging from trees and lampposts around campus on Monday, Taylor Dumpson's first full day as student president.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied in Texas as part of a nationwide effort calling on GOP President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
Protesters gathered Saturday in Austin outside the Texas Capitol as part of what was dubbed the Tax March in nearly 150 cities.
Some of the hundreds of marchers in Austin held signs with captions including: "What Are You Hiding Mr. President?" and "We The People Want To See Trump's Taxes."