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Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said his oversight subcommittee may soon call a hearing on the hacking incident.

OPM Leaves Lawmakers Searching for Answers on Hack

Senator wants to know how the agency will pay for insurance for affected feds.

In the Current Environment, Everyone in Congress a Security Hostage Taker

The fight over defense spending has echoes of the ‘unpatriotic’ rhetoric that shaped the Iraq War vote.

"Like ostriches with their heads buried deep in the sand, the majority leader and Republicans continue to deny the need for a bipartisan budget," Reid said.

Reid: Another Shutdown Is Looming

The Democratic leader says spending bills are going to pile up, causing a September crisis. Republicans say Democrats are obstructing important work.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, shown speaking at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in January, sponsored the legislation to compensate surviving hostages and their families.

Compensation for Iran Hostages Cleared by Senate Panel

Isakson measure would tap fines on sanctions violators.

If the Government Shuts Down, Can National Parks Stay Open?

Senators are pushing to keep America’s parks open in the event of a federal government shutdown.

"I once caught a fish this big!"

Play of the Day: Obama and Merkel's (Possibly Heated) Conversation

The two leaders met in Bavaria, but what did they talk about?

McConnell to Pair Cybersecurity Rules With Defense Bill

Privacy advocates still fear the information-sharing bill could lead to more NSA spying.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said all inspectors general should follow suit.

Previously Concealed Misconduct Will Soon Become Public for Some Feds

New reports will 'flush out of the shadows' wasteful federal employees, senator says.

Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

Capitol Police evacuated several floors of Dirksen Tuesday after a suspicious package was reported.

A farmer reads over the 2010 Census form.

Republicans Try to Rein In the Census Bureau

The GOP backs legislation that would make the American Community Survey effectively voluntary.