Pelosi, other US lawmakers visit Armenia as cease-fire holdsSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation headed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrived Saturday in Armenia, where a cease-fire has held for three days after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides.
Pelosi to visit Armenia as cease-fire with Azerbaijan holdsSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday she plans to make a weekend visit to Armenia, where a cease-fire held for a second day after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides.
Lawmakers rip Emmert, demand more progress on NCAA equityMarch 15, 2022 GMT
Three congressional lawmakers have sent a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert accusing the organization of making “inadequate progress” in addressing "historically disparate" treatment of male and female athletes.
House Dems demand prison rape audit at Calif. federal lockupMarch 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats are demanding the federal Bureau of Prisons make public an audit that examines reports of sexual assault at a federal women's prison in California where inmates say they've been subjected to rampant sexual abuse that has led to the arrests of four employees, including the former warden.
Congress set to change military sexual assault prosecutionsDecember 8, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of debate, Congress is on track to change how the U.S. military handles sexual assault cases, by taking some authority out of the hands of commanders and instead using independent prosecutors.
Rep. Speier, survivor of 1978 Jonestown ambush, to retireNovember 16, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime California Rep. Jackie Speier, who first ran for office after surviving a 1978 ambush by cult followers that killed her congressman boss, said Tuesday that she would not seek reelection.
Congress vows to watch Army response to Fort Hood violenceDecember 9, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base.
Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deathsSeptember 8, 2020 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's response at Fort Hood after 28 soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army base in Texas died this year, two subcommittee leaders announced Tuesday.
Watchdog who found hospital shortages unfazed by Trump barbsMay 26, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump, even after he moved to replace her as chief watchdog of the Department of Health and Human Services...
House acts to remove deadline for Equal Rights AmendmentFebruary 13, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex...
Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence billMay 22, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence...
Lawmaker cites victims, declines to ID members in harassmentNovember 15, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawmaker who testified that two sitting members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment said Wednesday she isn't identifying them because the victims don't want the lawmakers named publicly...
The Latest: House to require training vs. sexual harassmentNovember 14, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct in Congress (all times local):
Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that the House will adopt a policy requiring all members of Congress and their staffs to undergo training to prevent sexual harassment...