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Veterans' gun rights sticky issue in defense bill

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sought to amend the bill to stop the Veterans Affairs Department from putting the names of veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their finances into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which prohibits them from buying or owning firearms.

Tags: Veterans Affairs Department , Senate , Tom Coburn , NRA ,

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:32am EST

Where's Fido? VA may prevent funding for PTSD service dogs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Senate , Congress , PTSD , TBI , service dogs , veterans , Michael OConnell , benefits

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 09:00am EDT

Democrats urge immediate repair of Capitol Dome

Senate Democrats are calling for $61 million to fix the U.S. Capitol Dome, which has fallen into disrepair and has at least 1,300 cracks in it. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) calls the state of the dome a "national embarrassment."

Tags: Congress , U.S. Capitol , John Boehner , Harry Reid , Senate

Monday - 08/27/2012, 03:41pm EDT

Lieberman asks for all CRS reports to be made public

Sen. Joseph Lieberman wants to make Congressional Research Service reports easier to get a hold of.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Congressional Research Service , Senate Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Comm

Wednesday - 03/04/2009, 05:34pm EST

Schumer: Train travel needs 'no-ride' list

A high-profile senator is calling for stricter security for train travel in the wake of intelligence discoveries following Osama bin Laden's death.

Tags: Amtrak , al-Qaida , Osama bin Laden , Adam Tuss , No-Fly list , no-ride list

Monday - 05/09/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST

Two percent contractor fee proposed in bill

The proposal is part of a bill to compensate rescuers in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tags: Senate , Kirsten Gillibrand , Dow Jones , contracting , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 02:22pm EST