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  • Caution flag up on more easing of VA 'Choice Card' usage

    An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care instead could balloon VA health-care costs by as much as $46...
  • Warner, Kaine say stay on H2B visa freeze will help seafood industry

    Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say Virginia seafood businesses got a break with a request filed by federal agencies for a court decision to hold off enforcing a ruling stoppingĀ  officials from processing visas for seasonal workers. The unopposed...
  • Isakson vows to ease 40-mile limit on VA Choice Card

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, promises to push for two critical changes to soften a restrictive 40-mile rule on user eligibility under the VA Choice Card program. If Isakson succeeds, thousands...
  • Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
  • Negotiations spark hope for end to government shutdown

    Negotiations spark hope for end to government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — The impasse over government spending gave way Friday to a steady stream of negotiations, as White House officials and Republicans in Congress wrestled over the details of an agreement that would reopen government agencies and avoid a...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but hisĀ measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
  • VA hospital inquiry widens; Secretary Eric Shinseki urges patience

    The inquiry into whether a Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix falsified government records to hide excessive wait times has broadened to include several other veterans centers nationwide, as officials said Thursday that complaints about delays in...
  • Senate panel OKs Sylvia Mathews Burwell as health secretary

    Senate panel OKs Sylvia Mathews Burwell as health secretary
    A Senate panel Wednesday recommended approval of President Obama’s pick to oversee implementation of the Affordable Care Act, all but assuring Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s confirmation as the next secretary of Health and Human Services. Eight...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    Budget deal clears Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
  • The conservative contempt for the working person shows through

    The conservative contempt for the working person shows through
    At a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Finance Commmittee's Subcommittee on Social Security, conservative scholar Andrew G. Biggs made the following remark in defense of the idea that retirement ages can safely be raised: "Go back to 1950, when we had a...