House Republicans remained divided on Syria after a closed-door meeting.
Obama met with congressional leaders Tuesday and will address the nation tomorrow.
Two Democratic lawmakers called on CIA chief Brennan to resign.
In a 97-0 vote, lawmakers gave Robert McDonald a clear mandate to reform the agency.
Lawmakers publicly chastised one another over the legislation’s potential price tag.
The Senate Veterans Committee will vote on McDonald Wednesday.
The legislation provides $489.6 billion for the base budget and $59.7 billion for wartime funds.
A Senate panel will hold a hearing on Robert McDonald's nomination next Tuesday.
The new score could make it easier for lawmakers to approve a final bill.
The expensive fleet remained grounded as the Pentagon investigated an onboard fire.
The amount is less than the $85 billion provided this year,
Forty of the 300 deployed advisers are in the country, the Pentagon said.
Obama is asking for authority to train and equip Syrian rebels.
Both House and Senate lawmakers introduced bills to authorize action against ISIS.
The House voted 420-5 to approve the $17 billion VA overhaul.
Lawmakers are now racing to pass the bill before the August recess.
"It is al Qaeda in its doctrine, ambition and increasingly, in its threat to U.S. interests," said...
"It is time to get it done now," Biden said. "Stop fooling around."
The spending request is complicating talks on revamping the agency.
A report found thousands of errors in the VA's rush to reduce a backlog in disability claims.
Army Gen. John Campbell’s has been tapped to command U.S. and NATO forces.
Robert McDonald must convince lawmakers he has the managerial chops to reform the VA.
“This is not an intelligence failure, this is a policy failure,” Chairman Rogers said.
The move allows 300 advisers to begin helping Iraq fight a Sunni insurgency.