A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.
A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.
A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.
Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.
Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
A Democratic senator is joking that, with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.