A staffer for the Dem leader clears the air after what sounded like a confession.
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Rep. Steny Hoyer says agency budgets are tight, but he plans to seek a pay hike for wage-grade feds.
The measure is expected to be quickly approved by the Senate, capping months of talks about revamping the VA health system.
Iran resolution stalled, sanctions move ahead in Senate.