The New York Daily News’ cover: “Yeah, I’m a schmuck.”
Roll Call: “Move over Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Charlie Sheen — the New York Congressional delegation is making a run to be the sex scandal kings of the decade.”
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether ‘any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred’ in Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) admitted inappropriate contact with women via social media websites,” The Hill writes.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement tonight that he is "deeply pained and saddened" by the Anthony Weiner news, NBC’s Libby Leist reports. Weiner worked for Schumer for six years when Schumer was a House member - starting in 1985 when Weiner graduated from college. Weiner then went on to win Schumer's Congressional seat in 1998. On Weiner's website he describes Schumer as a mentor. In tonight's statement, Schumer says "By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing. He remains a talented and committed public servant, and I pray he and his family can get through these difficult times."
Per NBC’s Luke Russert, House Speaker John Boehner will deliver a speech on the economy in Ohio today.
“Republican leaders are considering asking the White House to back a significant reform of the federal budget process in exchange for raising the nation’s debt ceiling,” a two-year budget, The Hill reports.
“The Senate appears unmoved by last week's House action on Libya, content to bring up a bipartisan resolution that would give the chamber's approval for U.S. operations in Libya,” Roll Call writes.
“In mid-December, 14 staffers with the House Homeland Security Committee went on an eight-day trip to Turkey, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates that cost taxpayers more than $150,000. It was an official delegation, but no Members of Congress made the trip,” Roll Call reports.