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Sally Persons

Sally Persons covers politics for The Washington Times. She can be reached at [email protected].

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In this photo taken Dec. 8, 2016, the Capitol Building as seen in Washington. Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate passes sexual harassment bill

The Senate passed its sexual harassment bill on Thursday as expected, despite criticism the language was easier on members than its counterpart measure in the House. Published May 24, 2018

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 12, 2018, where President Donald Trump honored the World Series Champion Houston Astros for their 2017 World Series victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Marc Short says the goal with China is no tariffs

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said Thursday that the administration will continue negotiating with China to try and get to an even playing field on imports and exports. Published May 24, 2018

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, emerges from the chamber just after key conservatives in the rebellious House Freedom Caucus helped to kill passage of the farm bill which had been a priority for GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington on May 18, 2018. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ryan tells GOP to avoid 'divisive' attempt to replace him

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that his fellow House Republicans understand that ousting him now would be a major distraction from the GOP's agenda, as he sought to quell another conservative rebellion. Published May 22, 2018