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Hirono on Kavanaugh Accusation: Men Need to “Shut Up and Step Up”
 

Democratic Sen. Mazie K. Hirono gave an impassioned defense of Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who came forward Sunday with an accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

“Not only do women, like Dr. Ford, who bravely come forward need to be heard, but they need to be believed,” Hirono said at a news conference on Tuesday. 

Menendez, Gillibrand Call for Puerto Rico “Marshall Plan” on Hurricane Anniversary
 

Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Kirsten Gillibrand called for Congress to act to provide further assistance to Puerto Rico, criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma one year after the disasters. 

Schumer: ‘Professor Ford Is Telling the Truth,’ Calls for Full Hearing ‘Done Right’
 

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a full investigation on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on Thursday to send Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the floor, but that's been postponed until a Monday, Sept. 24 with both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who came forward late last week alleging sexual assault.

Pelosi on Trump’s Puerto Rico Comments: "Think About That, Pray Over That"
 

As Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the East Coast, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump over his administration’s response to last year's hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

“We have a moral obligation to do better,” Pelosi said at a news briefing Friday morning.

Watch Hoyer Whip, Beto’s Mom’s Photos and Fashionable Interruptions: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Sept. 10, 2018

Observances of Rosh Hashanah and fear of inclement weather made for another short week on Capitol Hill, but House members still found time to appear on the Late Show, complain about press events in the Rayburn Room and, in the case of Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, entertain rap-based marketing suggestions to the tune of Silentó’s “Watch Me.”

Gottheimer Wishes DC Had More Diners Like New Jersey’s
 

New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer brought Roll Call politics reporter Simone Pathé to Jimmy T’s diner a few blocks from the Capitol, heralding the hole-in-the-wall eatery as reminiscent of the many diners in his home state.

“There’s nothing obnoxious and fancy, or stuffy, about a diner,” Gottheimer said, comparing the unpretentious air of a diner to what he calls "New Jersey values."

Watch: 38 Former Members Who Died This Past Year Honored at Capitol
 

The Association of Former Members of Congress hosted its annual memorial service in Statuary Hall on Wednesday to honor the 38 former members of Congress who died in the last year, including Rep. Louise Slaughter, Sens. Daniel Akaka, Jim Bunning, Pete Domenici and John McCain.

4 Things Democrats Will Grill Kavanaugh About on Day 2
 

Why Activists Say They're Protesting Kavanaugh
 

Hundreds of protesters poured into the Hart Senate Office building Tuesday to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The protesters represented a wide range of liberal issues, including defenders of gay marriage, the 2010 health care law, abortion access and minority groups.

“If any of [the senators] are dependent on African American votes for re-election, this is a non-negotiable issue," said Derrick Johnston, president and CEO of the NAACP, of his group’s opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court.