U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says an investigation is under way into an Air Force general's reversal of a pilot's sexual-assault conviction.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved bills to expand background checks for gun sales and reauthorize federal funding for security at schools.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing next week on sexual assault in the U.S. military, officials said.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked the Pentagon to consider removing an Air Force general from his duties for reversing a pilot's sexual assault conviction.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin said Democrats, so far, indicated they wouldn't oppose ex-Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation as defense secretary.
Sen. John Kerry said at a Senate hearing on his nomination as secretary of state America "will do what we must" to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
U.S. President Barack Obama Friday signed a measure bolstering U.S.-Israeli security efforts.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is to guest star on the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation" next season, The New York Times reported Friday.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats said Wednesday they have reached a deal for a transportation spending bill for the first time in seven years.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he and the majority leader in the U.S. Senate were getting involved in negotiations over a new highway spending bill.