Sen. Richard Burr

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., arrives at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee closed briefing on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Veterans Groups ‘More Interested In Defending The Status Quo Within VA’

Four prominent veterans groups and Republican Sen. Richard Burr are hurling accusations at each other after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.

05/28/2014

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.

03/12/2014

The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Accuses Dems Of Pushing ‘National School Board’ To Replace No Child Left Behind

The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars.

06/11/2013

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