Under pressure from a bipartisan coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday he is willing to consider some cuts to federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, but that across-the-board cuts were off the table.
Koch Industries, the company of conservative megadonors Charles and David Koch, will remove questions about prior criminal convictions from its job applications as part of the Kochs’ broader criminal justice reform efforts, USA Today reported Monday.
Calls are mounting for the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to investigate Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) for her alleged cover-up of her office’s handling of a scandal at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin.
A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress and the White House Wednesday.
The Washington, D.C., attorney general is “looking into” whether Reps. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) and Ken Buck (R., Colo.) violated the District’s strict gun laws after Buck posted a photo on Twitter of the two lawmakers holding an inoperable AR-15 rifle in the Cannon House Office Building, the Hill reports:
Two Capitol Hill Republicans are asking the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to investigate an $8 million solar panel project at a VA hospital in Little Rock, Ark.
Gov. Susana Martinez (R.) of New Mexico signed a bill into law Friday ending the state’s civil asset forfeiture program, making New Mexico the latest state to rein in the practice.
VA whistleblowers who tried to report sexual harassment, data manipulation, and questionable medical practices were threatened with suspensions, moved to a basement offices, and in one case denied leave to care for a terminally ill parent, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
Two years after being completed, $8-million-worth of solar panels at a Little Rock, Ark., Veterans Affairs hospital have never been turned on, and now the hospital is tearing down some of the panels.
Voters in three crucial swing states—Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida—favor legalizing marijuana by a slim majority, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Monday.