As Breitbart News reported, the office released a report that showed between fiscal year 1997 and fiscal year 2017 some $17 million had been handed out as settlements to individuals or groups of individuals who filed a variety of charges against members of Congress or staff, including sexual harassment claims.
Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, stepped aside Sunday from his ranking position on the House Judiciary Committee while the House ethics committee investigates allegations of sexual harassment.
The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations involving Conyers after BuzzFeed reported that Conyers office paid $27,000 to a former female staffer who alleged that she was sacked after rebuffing his sexual advances.
"After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters", Conyers said in a statement Sunday.
"To be clear, I would like very much to remain as Ranking Member", he said.
The House Ethics Committee announced last week that it had launched an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and age discrimination against Conyers involving his staff.
Judiciary Committee's ranking member, pending the outcome of the ethics probe. In that lawsuit, Buzfeed reported, the woman also said Conyers' wife, Monica Conyers, accused the woman of wanting to have an affair with her husband.
Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press prior to Conyers' announcement on Sunday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for "due process" before issuing a penalty over the allegations. The congressman said the payment was comparable to a severance package and denies the allegations against him.
Sloan tells the Freep Conyers once criticized her for not wearing stockings and another time ordered her backstage from a committee hearing on crime she had organized in New York City to babysit one of his children.
"We are strengthened by due process". Just because someone is accused - was it one accusation or is it two?
Pelosi continued that she was confident Conyers would "do the right thing" as his case is reviewed, but stopped short of referencing resignation.
In October 2015, 224 people were killed when a bomb brought down a Russian passenger jet that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May called the attacks "sickening" "evil" and "cowardly".
Company's EPS for the past five years is valued at 93.29%, leading it to an EPS value of 23.53% for the next five years. A reading above 70 indicates that a stock is overvalued, and a reading below 30 implies that it is undervalued.
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire intervened earlier this month to set a budget for cash-strapped public services. Both the Irish unionists and the Conservative government of Theresa May vehemently object to this suggestion.
In the interim will be the PSL where, according to ICC regulations, he can bowl should the PCB choose to allow it. Just 2 months after that he was once again reported for illegal action during a Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.
The Brazilian, 33, who is now playing in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro , has vowed to challenge the ruling. Robinho began his career with Santos before leaving Brazil in 2005 for a three-year spell with Madrid.
United States student Warmbier died this year, aged 22, after he was repatriated from detention in North Korea, already in a coma. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. "It should have happened a long time ago", Trump said.
Mark Hughes can see parallels between himself and Ryan Giggs , who he has tipped to succeed Chris Coleman as Wales manager. He was not in charge for the 2-2 draw against Millwall at home but has now been confirmed on a deal until 2020.
Also, Cyber Monday is a strictly 24 hour shopping window but Black Friday tends to be a five day long affair. The Thanksgiving leftovers were barely cold before shoppers headed out for Black Friday shopping .
Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his debut, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. Cassidy's health has been in decline for more than two months, and his family has been told to prepare for the worst.
Tennessee reportedly "finalizing the deal" with Greg Schiano
Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. After he was sacked , he latched on with Ohio State, where he has served as defensive coordinator the past two seasons.
Rance Howard dead: Actor and father of Ron Howard dies aged 89
Other feature film appearances included Innerspace, Far and Away, Little Giants, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, Independence Day, Sgt. Bilko, Small Soldiers, Joe Dirt, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Georgia Rule, Valentine's Day, The Lone Ranger and Nebraska .
Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week
However it warned that the movement of ash cloud is highly unpredictable and flights could still be cancelled at short notice. During its last eruption in 1963 it left more than 1,000 people dead and destroyed several villages.
Army called in to secure capital
The siege played havoc with the more than half million commuters who daily travel between Islamabad and Rawalpindi . A mob attacked former Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan's house in Rawalpindi and broke the main gate of his house.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now worth $100 bn
This year alone, Bezos' fortune has increased by $32.6 billion - more than anyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index . Jeff Bezos has a lot of XMAS cheer. because he just crossed the $100 BILLION mark thanks to Black Friday.
Aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific, 8 recovered
It was reported that the plane crashed while it was on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, officials confirm. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says in a statement that the search and rescue operation has been launched from the carrier.
Dimitrov, Goffin to play for ATP Finals title
"I have nothing to lose", Goffin said. "So much joy, so much happiness". "Things went my way tonight and I'm more than happy". But I'm going to try something, something different, something that I've never done in the past.
Six killed in shooutout in held Kashmir
An IAF Garud commando was killed and an army soldier was also injured in the encounter, he said. All education institutions were shut down and train services suspended in the valley.
Gigi Hadid Drops Out of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Last night, she appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", where she and the host modeled two of the pairs. Victoria's Secret veteran Adriana Lima's visa has allegedly been held up due to an ongoing "diplomatic problem".