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A Senate hearing on alleged retaliation against whistleblowers at a giant nuclear cleanup project is expected to go forward on Tuesday despite the absence of some potential key witnesses: the workers who were let go.
There is no doubt, as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told colleagues last week, that members of Congress trust the military chain of command.
Sen. Claire McCaskill's legislation to force changes in the military's sexual assault policies passed the Senate on Monday without dissent, capping her latest bid to get the Pentagon to clean up its ranks.
Prior to Senate approval of what has been called watered-down legislation that preserves the authority of military commanders to decide whether to prosecute rape and other sexual assaults, some survivors of those kinds of attacks feel betrayed all over again.
The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a 'good soldier defense' to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Though events in Ukraine are likely to continue dominating attention on Capitol Hill, the House may also be headed toward contentious floor action over how physicians are reimbursed under Medicare.
Party members who voted for the last U.S. wage increase in 2007 including Representative Greg Walden, who is overseeing Republican House races this year, oppose a similar plan now.
A bill that would have dramatically changed the way the military handles allegations of sexual assault stalled in the U.S. Senate last week after a vote that pitted Republicans against Republicans, veterans against veterans, and Michigan's senior senator against his usually simpatico Democratic partner.
The promotion of an astronaut considered a role model for women in the military has been scrapped in a career-ending move over her action in overruling a conviction in a sexual assault case.
JULY 25: Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks at a news conference July 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sen. McCaskill appeared with Sen. Kelly Ayotte , Sen. Jon Tester and a group of retired female service members to discuss "...the historic and bipartisan reforms approved by the Senate Armed Services committee to combat military sexual ... (more)
On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said what a lot of us are thinking about Wall Street fat cats and how they are taking federal bailout money while handing out bonuses and pay raises to themselves.
Good morning! The day will start cold and gradually warm up over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no announced public schedule, while his only announced opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, will visit the Capitol to talk to reporters at 3 p.m., concluding a swing through upstate.
Impassioned wrangling over changing the way the military prosecutes sex assaults pits the 20 women in the Senate against each other in a thorny political battle over an institution where chain of command is sacred.