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Measure would place veterans who are small business owners at the top of the priority list for receiving federal contracts.
Amendment to withhold funding for pet projects until all eligible children under 18 are receiving health coverage aims to put senators on the spot.
Career civil servants face much harsher consequences for breaking the law than most political appointees, witnesses say.
Amendment would forbid federal employees from using appropriated funds for unjustified premium airline tickets.
The appropriations measure now moves to conference with the House, which passed a $53.5 billion version in July.
Watchdog agency concludes that Homeland Security does not take the necessary steps to prevent contractors in service roles from overstepping their bounds.
Democrats point out that Congress hasn’t passed a veterans appropriations measure before the end of the fiscal year since fiscal 1997.