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Army seeks better mental health coordination

Army leadership is looking to improve coordination among its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts, acknowledging Monday that a patchwork system of tools is often confusing for both commanders and soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , mental health

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:10am EST

Senate Democrats plan budget debate

Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray says Democrats controlling the chamber will attempt to pass a budget for the first time since 2009.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget ,

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 11:42am EST

Senate passes bill boosting payments to veterans

The Senate sent the White House a bill on Tuesday giving nearly 4 million veterans and survivors a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly benefit payments next year.

Tags: Senate , Department of Veterans Affairs , Congress , Mitch McConnell ,

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 07:19pm EST

Bill demanding details on sequestration heads to President's desk

Legislation forcing the White House to explain how the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration will affect individual agencies is now waiting for President Barack Obama's signature. The Senate unanimously approved the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Wednesday, which requires the administration to detail within 30 days how the $1.2 trillion over 10 years in automatic cuts will be applied. The House passed its version of the bill last week in a 414-2 vote.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , OMB , sequestration , Paul Ryan , John McCain , Sequestration Transparency Act , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 03:36pm EDT

Lawmakers want audit of wait times for veterans

Lawmakers want an inspector general investigation to see how long veterans must wait for mental health treatment.

Tags: Richard Burr , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , Senate , veterans , Department of Veterans Affairs , DoD

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:10pm EST

Senators call for probe into veteran-owned contracting

Three senators are calling for a Government Accountability Office investigation to ensure federal contracts are actually going to businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled vets.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Maria Cantwell , Senate , VA , SBA , veteran-owned business , contracting , acquisition , Small Business Act

Monday - 11/07/2011, 07:32pm EST

Cuts to federal pay may hurt public services, CBO warns supercommittee

A rare public hearing of the supercommittee suggests members aren't close to developing a plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf warned them that cuts to discretionary funding, including feds' pay, would not solve the problem.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , supercommittee , CBO , budget , House , Senate , Jeb Hensarling , Doug Elmendorf , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:54am EDT
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Senators fight DoD hiring freeze

Democratic Senators, led by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), say Panetta's plan breaks the law.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , hiring freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Claire McCaskill , Tom Harkin , Sherrod Brown , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:30pm EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , Senate Armed Services Committee , veterans unemployment , Congress , DoD

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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