New chairman promises to change the panel’s discourse, but old battles continue.
Democrats say it would, Republicans counter that "it wouldn’t be the end of the world."
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduces amendment that would delay the closures for two years.
The Florida Republican and likely White House contender is further separating himself from other 2016 hopefuls in the Senate.
Legislation also directs secretary to reassign top career officials every five years.
The speaker is planning to hold a House vote authorizing a suit against the president over his executive orders
After her teleprompter broke during the Iowa Freedom Summit, the former Alaska governor needed to improvise.
The comedian took a shot at the government agency for characterizing the northeast blizzard as "historic."
Providing paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.
Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.
Both Democrats and conservative Republicans oppose the measure.