The Senate Finance Committee this week will begin consideration of a $9 billion infusion to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund running through the end of the year.
President Barack Obama told top U.S. lawmakers that he won’t need additional congressional approval for the options he’s considering in response to the sectarian violence in Iraq.
Jennifer Day spends 12 percent of her monthly take-home pay on debt that funded a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, money she’d rather be saving toward a home.
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to punish any officials responsible for covering up delays at Veterans Affairs facilities while saying that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will stay on the job for now.
Republicans trying to end a U.S. excise tax on medical devices see a chance to capitalize on fractures among Democrats and score a long-sought victory.
The U.S. Department of Justice should investigate allegations that delays in health care at military veterans’ hospitals were covered up, lawmakers from both political parties said today.
"It does not fix the long-term problem, which ultimately we have to deal with."
- John Thune on Jul 10, 2014