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House Decides It Should Be a Lot Easier for VA to Fire Employees

Legislation passed Wednesday also includes several provisions affecting senior executives’ pay and benefits.

"I'm sad to say I don't think that's going to happen," Majority Whip John Cornyn said Tuesday about a vote on the CISA bill. "I think we're just running out of time."

Senate Cybersecurity Plan Faces Hurdles

Significant issues remain for the proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.

Sen. John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, is working on a bill but says he has to figure out how to write it to attract a Democratic cosponsor.

A Fight is Growing Over Food Labels

The battles over country-of-origin and GMO labels have intensified in Congress this summer.

Play of the Day: Obama's Adventures in Africa

The president makes birther jokes and shows his confidence on his diplomatic trip.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he would like "to learn why this half-billion-dollar project was greenlighted even though a more cost-effective alternative was available."

State Department Plan for Training Center Draws Senatorial Flak

Echoes of Benghazi are heard in debate over duplicative costs.

Upton Looks to Keep Pressure on Senate on FDA Reform Bill

House chairman plans to meet with his Senate counterparts Tuesday.

House to Vote Before Recess on Bill Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Lawmakers also plan to take up budget fix Wednesday to help department avoid closing hospitals this summer.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., introduced the bill.

Bipartisan Evidence-Based Policy Bill Passes House

Plan would create commission on using agency data to improve programs.

With House Defiant, Senate Eyes a 2-Month Highway Bill

Neither chamber wants to pass the other's bill, so a 60-day measure has emerged as a possible fallback.