Senate is expected to vote on lifting spending cap by $100 million, but that only buys three weeks more for project that is already $1 billion over budget.
A Senate panel supports a proposal that would allow VA to recommend medical marijuana for everything from back pain to depression to flashbacks.
A Senate subcommittee hearing on civil service reform draws little attention, though the issue could affect the livelihood of millions of federal employees and their families.
The medical center's pharmacy implemented the policy without a clinical determination about the possible health impacts, according to the Office of Special Counsel.
Republicans say the agency's financial problems stem from bad budgeting decisions, employee bonuses, and overspending on administrative costs.
The Homeland Security chief complained that advanced encryption methods have prevented law enforcement from accessing private records.
President Obama plans to announce Denise Turner Roth, as his pick to lead the General Services Administration. Roth currently is the deputy administrator.
Although the next presidential election is still almost 18 months away and all the potential candidates have not yet declared, good government groups say now is the time to prepare for the next administration.
White House Budget Director Shaun Donovan outlined a series of cuts he said would undermine community policing programs.
The retirement savings program for federal employees and military personnel plans to beef up its outreach and services to investors.
Congressional hearing exposes slow-motion hiring in Department of Veterans Affairs, despite increased funding, congressional support and administration efforts.
The awards are one of many steps taken by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to boost staff morale.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been the subject of a flurry of legislation, including recent bills that would punish or empower employees.