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  1. power
    Congress to Make Members Actually Pay for Their Own Harassment SettlementsThe settlements had previously been funded with taxpayer money.
  2. sexual assault
    Kavanaugh and His Accuser Both Say They’re Willing to Testify Before Congress“She decided to take control of this and tell this in her own voice,” a lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford said.
  3. florida
    This Congressional Candidate Is More Than Just Her Alien Abduction, Okay?“It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old,” Bettina Rodriguez Aguilar said.
  4. a woman's place is in the house
    Michigan Likely Just Elected the First-Ever Muslim Woman to CongressThe progressive Palestinian-American Democrat had a day filled with “happy chaos.”
  5. keeping up with kongress
    Kourtney Kardashian Went to D.C. to Advocate for Safer Beauty ProductsKourtney takes Kongress.
  6. politics
    Paul Ryan Stepping Down Is the Only Good Thing He’s Done for WomenMany are not sad to see him go.
  7. obituaries
    Veteran New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dead at 88She was a longtime advocate for women’s rights and co-authored the Violence Against Women Act.
  8. unsanitary politics
    Members of Congress Call Out ‘Unsanitary’ Practice of Sleeping at the CapitolPaul Ryan is known to do it.
  9. sexual assault
    Evan Rachel Wood Details Her Harrowing Abuse in Speech to CongressWood is pushing to get Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Acts in all 50 states.
  10. mass shootings
    Every Attempt to Change Gun Laws Under TrumpTrump and other GOP lawmakers have worked to loosen gun restrictions, and the few bipartisan efforts to address mass shootings have stalled.
  11. more sexual harassment
    Congressman Calls a Former Aide His ‘Soul Mate,’ But Denies Harassing HerRepresentative Patrick Meehan denies harassing a former aide who received a taxpayer-funded settlement.
  12. women in politics
    2018’s Record Number of Women Candidates Are Set to Blow Up Politics As UsualWhat’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over.
  13. more sexual harassment
    Congress Discloses 3 More Sexual-Harassment SettlementsThe amounts reportedly total $115,000.
  14. sexual harassment
    Congress Fears Release of Bombshell Sexual-Misconduct Exposé That May Not ExistMeanwhile, more lawmakers are embracing calls to reform the current reporting system, which doesn’t satisfy victims or the accused.
  15. power
    Will All the Harassment Claims Against Senators Be Released?Senator Tim Kaine thinks they should be.
  16. sexual harassment
    This Congressman Is Retiring Amid Sexual-Harassment AllegationsThe Michigan Democrat announced his retirement on a Detroit radio program.
  17. power
    House of Representatives Will Now Also Require Anti–Sexual Harassment TrainingMore baby steps.
  18. power
    The House Has Reportedly Paid Out $15 Million in Sexual-Harassment SettlementsRepresentative Jackie Speier revealed this has occurred over the past 10–15 years.
  19. sexual harassment
    Congressman Reportedly Exposed Himself to StafferRepresentative Jackie Speier shares horrific stories of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.
  20. sexual harassment
    4 Female Lawmakers Say They’ve Been Harassed by Colleagues in Congress“It’s hostile and embarrasses, and therefore could take away a person’s power.”
  21. Republican Congressman Referred to Female Colleagues as ‘Eye Candy’Or rather, Mark Walker said he would call them that “if it wasn’t sexist.”
  22. politics
    Bask in the Glory of This Amazingly Terrible Campaign AdDan Helmer is here for two things: to run for Congress and to sing karaoke like he’s in Top Gun.
  23. Republican Congressmen Are Using Threatening Language Against Female Senators“Somebody needs to go over to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.”
  24. politics
    Planned Parenthood Won’t Be Defunded Under Congress’s New BudgetIt’s seen as a win for Democrats.
  25. politics
    Democratic Women in Congress Wear White to President Donald Trump’s AddressThe color choice is a nod to the women’s suffrage movement.
  26. early and awkward
    Gabby Giffords Tells Lawmakers Who Won’t Hold Town Halls to ‘Have Some Courage’Representative Louie Gohmert cited Giffords’s shooting when explaining why he won’t meet constituents for a public forum.
  27. political football
    Of Course the Zika Funding Bill Excludes Birth Control and Planned ParenthoodCongress, tossing women’s health around like a football since forever.
  28. vapists
    It’s Like This Hot Congressman Doesn’t Even Know How Embarrassing Vaping IsSomebody should tell him.
  29. the body politic
    Guess What? Americans Love Planned ParenthoodMore than they love either political party or any presidential candidate.
  30. abortion
    Congress Had a Hearing About Planned Parenthood But Didn’t Invite ThemHm, something odd about that.
  31. shmashmortion
    Republicans Investigating Planned ParenthoodHouse Republicans announced a Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood.
  32. letter writing campaigns
    Meryl Streep Reminds Congress We Need an ERAShe sent a letter to every member of Congress asking them to revive it.
  33. elections
    Why the Midterms Were Bad News for WomenEven though some high-profile female candidates got elected.
  34. male gaze
    Male Gaze: Clay Aiken, Hopeful Congressman He has a new image, that’s for sure.
  35. politics
    On Capitol Hill, the Mom Caucus Is GrowingTo achieve gender parity in senior legislative offices, political moms can’t wait for an empty nest to go to Washington.
  36. recruitment
    GOP Asks Women to Relinquish Household and Run for CongressDoesn’t its labor and family planning stances make it way easy?
  37. inappropriate style icons
    An Ode to Michele Bachmann’s Flashy Political StyleCongress’s French manicure enthusiast won’t seek reelection.
  38. Why Female Politicians Aren’t Always Pro-WomenThatcher, Palin, and whether parity in politics will create equality of the sexes.
  39. New York Congresswoman Leads Historic Boys’ ClubYou go, Nita Lowey.