Abortion Battle Could Put Highway Bill In The Slow Lane
A pending bill to fund the nation's highway bill may get caught up in renewed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, which have picked up momentum after last week's release of a controversial video. In other Capitol Hill news, The Associated Press examines how the continuing troubles of the Department of Veterans Affairs are playing out in Congress.
The Associated Press:
VA Problems Mount As Missteps Continue
The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact. It can't count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. It says some VA hospitals may have to close if the agency can't get $2.5 billion. And a year after scandal rocked the department, congressional Republicans want to know why the number of employees fired is so low. (Daly, 7/17)