Senate passes sexual harassment bill
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to increase protections to congressional staffers who report workplace harassment. Passed unanimously, the bill is a direct response to criticism of Congress’s mishandling of sexual harassment allegations against several congressional lawmakers. The bill will be sent to President Donald Trump to be signed into law once the differences between the Senate and House bills are reconciled. Read more here.
Scientists lose in primaries
Scientists running for Congress failed to win their primary battles on Tuesday. Their losses, however, have not deterred them from using their newfound passion for politics to make a difference in their communities. Read more here.
Trump administration proposes changes to rescission package
Weeks after releasing a rescission package to recoup $15 billion of federal funding, the Trump administration is cancelling proposed cuts including Ebola prevention, Hurricane Sandy relief, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The rescissions package still does not have support to pass. Read more here.