The Dem joked that women don't need male opinions on Star Wars, Harry Potter, or pantsuits.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called the allegations "an egregious insult."
Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. was convicted of scamming banks and the IRS over several years.
The Republican presidential candidate was reportedly asked to leave Amtrak's quiet car.
Sen. Ted Cruz had to spend part of the trip defending his views on ObamaCare to fellow lawmakers.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) urged President Obama to release the reporting from the intelligence community that led his administration to initially describe the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi "as a 'spontaneous reaction' to a film trailer posted on the Internet."
The Hill has learned that House Speaker John Boenher (R-Ohio) promoted policy director, Brett Loper, to deputy chief of staff this week.
The ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) may see some action in the near future, following the hiring of a new staff director for the House Ethics Committee.
On Monday committee Chairman Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and ranking Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez (Calif.) announced that the panel had unanimously selected Daniel Schwager to fill the four-month vacancy. The committee heads said they were working to fill other vacancies on the panel as well.
The case against Waters stalled last year. Shortly afterward, two of the committee’s lawyers — Morgan Kim, a former deputy chief counsel and director of investigations and enforcement, and committee counsel Stacy Sovereign — were placed on administrative leave. Charges surfaced that they improperly handled the probe into Waters’s case.
“After a challenging end to the 111th Congress, the committee is anxious to move forward with the business of the 112th Congress and is confident that Dan will serve the committee with integrity and without bias,” Bonner said in a statement.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) said Friday that lead negotiators trying to avert a government shutdown might be closer to agreement than reports have indicated.
"I do know that, from what Sen. Reid tells me, what I believe is there is generally a number for cuts that would be part of an agreement were an agreement to be reached," Hoyer, the No. 2-ranking House Democrat, told reporters outside the House chamber.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is among the chief Democratic negotiators, has said the sides have agreed on a number to cut from current spending levels.
The GOP Steering Committee is asking every Republican seeking a top committee slot for proposals to boost the economy.