Democrats and advocacy group raise due process concerns.
Congressional leaders and labor officials convened this week to address a broken federal compensation program for miners with the disease.
Five agencies administer anti-poverty programs that comprise a big chunk of their budgets.
Sen. McCaskill elicits promise that OMB will improve communication with oversight panels.
Possible 2016 presidential hopeful proposes consolidating 11 federal low-income programs, giving states more flexibility in providing aid.
Divide over additional funding for the department threatens House-Senate conference negotiations.
The lab exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird fly by improperly transporting them.
Up to 200,000 people could have been affected.
John Kerry left the region Wednesday, saying some progress was made on a ceasefire.
Leaders are also hoping for a vote on funding to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border.
Institutes pilot longer grant cycles for sustained medical research funding.