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Influential African-American women write to Hagel

Sixteen black female members of Congress are pushing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to change Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. The Associated Press reports the members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who are women of color." They say that references in the rules calling hairstyles worn mostly by black women "unkempt" and "matted" are offensive and show a lack of "cultural sensitivity."

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , military , hairstyles

Friday - 04/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

Comparing 2013 budget proposals

Issues related to federal employees and their pay and benefits have played a starring role in the competing budget proposals introduced by the White House and lawmakers alike. Find highlights from how the proposed budgets would affect federal employees as well as how they've fared so far in Congress

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , retirement , Jim Jordan , Emanuel Cleaver , Republican Study Committee , Steve LaTourette , Jim Cooper , Chris Van Hollen , sequestration

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:05pm EDT