Capitol Hill News
Republican senators come together for GOP tax bill
Marco Rubio agrees to vote for the bill since the child tax credit has been increased.
Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman
A top Republican is worried that a decision to put the man who handles whistleblower complaints at U.S. spy agencies on administrative leave is part of a plan to weaken a program that helps intelligence workers report waste, fraud and abuse.
Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill
Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package
DOJ rejects charges over release of FBI agent's text messages
The Justice Department is rejecting accusations that it inappropriately offered several reporters access to private communications between two FBI officials who later worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's team. "Senior career ethics advisors determined that there were no legal or ethical
Collins, Murray press Senate leaders on harassment claims
Two of the Senate's most senior women are sending notice that they expect changes to the Capitol Hill's practices for dealing with official complaints by congressional staff
GOP's Farenthold, bowing to pressure, won't seek re-election
Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold says he will not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for his angry outbursts but denying sexual harassment allegations
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Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears
Senate Republicans are rushing toward votes next week on their tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes
Rep. Blake Farenthold says he won't run for re-election after harassment allegations
Under pressure to resign amid new allegations of harassment, Rep. Blake Farenthold , R-Texas, plans to retire after his current term and not seek re-election, the congressman announced on Facebook Thursday. "I understand that this issue has become a political distraction and that I would be forced