The massive backlog of veterans’ benefit claims came under scrutiny at a Senate Veterans Affairs hearing on Monday afternoon about President Barack Obama’s federal budget and its Veterans Affairs component.
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) announced they will introduce sweeping new energy regulations, including a carbon tax, during a Thursday press conference.
Employee payroll taxes are scheduled to rise nearly 50 percent in 2013 absent action by lawmakers, and there is a growing sense that both parties might be willing to let that happen.
A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.
Politico Influence reports the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will host its annual Florida event this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. to introduce lawmakers and donors.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-professed socialist from Vermont, spoke with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz about his effort to reform the U.S. Postal Service, and complained about the myriad government regulations that impose a ‘horrendously onerous’ on the public entity.