The Senate intelligence committee delayed a vote on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA by at least a week after the Obama administration provided internal communications demanded by Republicans about last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Republican Senators Richard Burr and Tom Coburn called for an investigation of government disclosure of proposed regulations restricting federal aid to Apollo Group Inc., Education Management Corp. and other for-profit colleges.
A U.S. Senate vote on a bill to create a job program for military veterans is designed to help Florida Democrat Bill Nelson tout his efforts for the state’s 1.7 million veterans as he seeks a third term.
Automatic cuts set to take effect today will pinch U.S. government functions as the country enters a more austere era that could push discretionary spending as a share of the economy to its lowest level in at least 50 years.
As $85 billion in spending cuts hit the federal budget, President Barack Obama is taking the rare step of lavishing personal attention on Republican lawmakers he considers open to making a deal to reduce the deficit.