Illinois lawmaker is an Iraq war veteran, double amputee and former assistant secretary at the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs.
But House leader dodges questions of whether he'll serve out a full term.
"This doesn’t need to be, shouldn’t be and will not be a partisan process," he says.
House votes to hold the former IRS official in contempt after she refused to share details of her involvement in agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Chicago-area lawmaker accused of using House funds to pay a former chief of staff for non-official business.
Fewer than 200 days remain until Election Day, with a handful of things left to do.
Unlike federal agencies and most of the private sector, there is no blanket policy requiring sexual harassment training for new House and Senate employees.
The two African American members of the U.S. Senate came to the chamber under similar circumstances but are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Louisiana lawmaker vows not to resign, but hasn't shown up for votes as a colleague floats the idea of mandatory sexual harassment courses for lawmakers.
Responding to concerns of business and workers, proposal repeals law's definition of “full time” as 30 hours a week or more.