Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and others are devising a plan to require that the entire 1,924-page bill be read aloud on the Senate floor -- a move that could delay a final vote.
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Omnibus spending bill also puts a hold on $742.8M until CIO outlines costs for IT projects.
Stand-alone bill seeks to pressure the Senate to act before adjournment and get a repeal measure to the White House.
Defense officials estimate fewer than 10 percent of incidents are actually reported at the academies.
The tax deal is just the kind of compromise that independents wish Washington would do more often.
Florida hospital uses technology to help veterans relearn basic but important tasks such as doing the laundry and shaving.
Brookings scholars examine why previous reform proposals have been stalled by congressional partisanship and paperwork burdens.
Package caps discretionary spending at $1.108 trillion, the level that Republicans demanded this year.
Steven Chu says he will stick around as long as President Obama wants him.
Original Dec. 14 deadline has been extended to Dec. 30 to give Congress more time to consider plans to award 10 ships apiece to two contractors.