U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The move by the longtime Democratic congressman from Michigan came after top House Democrats and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had called on him to resign.
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John Conyers stands down as the ranking Democrat on the United States House Committee on the Judiciary following a series of sexual harassment allegations.
U.S. Democrat John Dingell of Michigan becomes the House of Representatives' longest-serving member.
A special election for Ohio's 12th congressional district is held following the resignation of Republican Representative Pat Tiberi. The Republican candidate is Troy Balderson and the Democratic candidate is Danny O'Connor.
Nancy Pelosi breaks the record for the longest speech in the United States House of Representatives. The 77-year-old Democrat spoke for eight hours non-stop, pleading for a vote to protect "Dreamer" immigrants who illegally immigrated and face the threat of deportation.
Trent Franks, a United States representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district, announces his immediate resignation, following allegations that he asked a female staffer to be a surrogate mother for him. Franks previously announced that he would resign from Congress in January 2018.