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.
Talks to broker a compromise on government-backed college financial aid intensified after Republicans blocked a Democratic plan to cancel the July 1 doubling of a loan rate for 7 million low-income students.
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.
During Congress’s August break in 2009, the Tea Party movement helped Republicans demonstrate public anger about President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation by showing up at rowdy town-hall meetings.
The disclosure of National Security Agency secrets by 29-year-old computer systems technician Edward Snowden is drawing new scrutiny of security processes and U.S. intelligence agencies’ reliance on contractors such as Snowden’s employer, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.