Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. Moore, meanwhile, refused to concede and raised the possibility of a recount during a brief appearance at a sombre campaign party in Montgomery. "It's not over," Moore said. He added, "We know that God is still in control."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says President Donald Trump's latest tweet about her on Dec. 12, 2017 was a "sexist smear" aimed at silencing her voice. The New York Democrat says she won't be silenced on the issue of sexual harassment.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement and the fall of Harvey Weinstein, three women who previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment have now called on Congress to open an investigation into the president. Trump faced dozens of allegations of sexual-misconduct, which he has denied.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he would resign following allegations from at least eight women of sexual misconduct, but did not give a specific date. He also noted the "irony" that Trump was still in office after he "bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."
A Donald Trump-supporting political action committee sent a 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore in a set of videos that were first released on December 2. Jennifer Lawrence, from the PAC, says in one recap video they wanted to bring Millie March to show there is a “wide range of people who support Judge Roy Moore.” March, whom Lawrence says has appeared in other videos from the PAC, interviewed Moore and his campaign manager in the videos shared by the group. In the interview, Moore said he supported Trump’s proposed border wall and believes the military could be used to enforce the border. He also says the income tax should be eliminated and consumption should be taxed instead. The interview spans about two minutes and 30 seconds.
Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman from California, walked out of a moment of silence in Congress for the victims of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 churchgoers dead and 20 more injured. He told people why on Facebook Live on Nov. 6, 2017.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee strongly defended President Trump’s firing of James Comey, and refused to discuss his confidential conversations with the President.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) returned to House floor for the first time on Sept. 28, 2017 since being shot at practice for the annual congressional baseball game. He was welcomed with standing ovations and hugs before he spoke of the "outpouring of love" he received after he was wounded.
President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have reached an understanding on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on Sept. 14, 2017. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer said: "We all agreed on a framework. ... We agreed the president would enshrine DACA protections into law ... What remains to be negotiated are the details of border security."
Save My Care released a video advertisement following the latest Senate health care bill, saying congressmen "added a provision to exempt Members of Congress from some of the most harmful parts of their own bill."
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) spoke on the House floor about the exclusion of an amendment that would declassify a Vietnam-era Department of Defense project that intentionally exposed servicemembers and civilians to deadly chemical weapons.
The Senate's health plan insures more Americans and reduces the deficit more than the House's plan did, but also cuts Medicaid more drastically than any plan to date, according to the a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.