As U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions becomes the lead critic of a bill that would let undocumented immigrants win citizenship, the Republican Party in his home state of Alabama is pushing in the opposite direction.
The Illinois General Assembly placed new demands on the funding of municipal retirement plans, even as it recessed until early January without acting on a $3.7 billion bond proposal to make payments into state employee pension funds.
The Pentagon has shifted $1.7 billion in efficiency savings through 2016 to pay for development of a new interceptor intended to let U.S. forces hit long-range Iranian missiles, according to a congressional memo obtained from a staff member who didn’t want to be identified.
The latest model of a Raytheon Co. anti-missile warhead failed in the final seconds of a $300 million flight test last December because of a “guidance error,” according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.