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Bill Bans Bonuses for VA Senior Executives

House version of the fiscal 2016 VA spending bill prohibits funds from being used for SES performance awards.

Bernie Sanders Enters 2016 Race as an Alternative to Clinton

The anti-war Vermont senator calls for accountable defense spending and better veterans care, setting him apart from other 2016 candidates.

Obama Says Military Retirement Reforms Will Require More Study

The administration is ready to move forward immediately on a number of other January recommendations from compensation commission.

Panel Reverses Pentagon Cuts to Some Travel Per Diems

Defense authorization bill would scrap department policy that has resulted in lower reimbursement rates for employees on long-term government travel.

Jim Webb

Jim Webb Commemorates the Vietnam War, Subtly Jabs at Hillary Clinton

Clinton's would-be opponents are testing out a similar tactic for knocking her foreign policy record.

Defense Bill Alters Military Retirement System

Changes include auto-enrollment into TSP for new service members, and a less generous pension for those who retire after 20 years.

“We need to step back and instead of having hearings and chasing shiny objects, we start looking at the VA on a holistic basis,” said Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

Senators Propose Acting as 'Board of Directors' for VA

Lawmakers lament lack of accountability; beleaguered undersecretary tells them she takes management problems seriously.

Michael Vickers helped reshape military special operations.

Pentagon Intel Chief Retires Citing No Wrongdoing in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Leak

Michael Vickers is a veteran of Army Special Forces and the CIA.

“Servicemembers who bravely speak out about wrongdoing or misconduct — especially sexual assault survivors — deserve to know that they will be protected from retaliation,” Barbara Boxer said.

Bill Would Boost Whistleblower Protections for Military Sexual Assault Victims

Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Democratic colleagues introduce a bill to strengthen protections for those who blow the whistle on military wrongdoing, waste, fraud and abuse — including sexual abuse.

Capitol Police remove the small helicopter that Florida mail carrier Doug Hughes was able to land on the Capitol lawn April 15.

Who Protects the Skies Over the Capitol?

Congressional airspace is guarded by a dizzying web of agencies—none of which stopped a gyrocopter from landing on the West Front.