Policy & Strategy
The move could bring the U.S. closer to cooperation with Iran.
The VETS Act would exclude federal discharged loans from gross income for tax purposes.
"Each one of you has left a legacy," he said.
The bill would put one U.S. official in charge of coordinating release efforts.
The bill would block aid to countries that allow detainees to return to the fight.
The Pentagon called it a "significant blow" to al Shabaab, al Qaeda's Somali affiliate.
"It doesn't permit us to carry out the strategy as planned," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
"I hope we're going to have a successful markup next week," Corker said.
Rep. Mac Thornberry says OCO is a potential source of increased defense spending.
The reported plan is a departure from Obama's original timeline.
Rep. Mike Turner cited reports of an agreement not to arm Ukraine.
"The open letter authored to the leadership of Iran is a reckless and hyperpartisan attempt," Rep....
"We cannot afford to see Afghanistan spiral back into lawlessness," said Rep. Schiff.
The lawmakers say in letter that any deal must "foreclose any pathway to a bomb."
The training was pushed back after a cease-fire failed to take hold.
Officials say using wartime funds to boost defense spending is far from ideal.
The launch comes on the 12th anniversary of the Iraq War.
The lawmakers say they are satisfied with the GOP budget plan.
Carter said he supported the president's promise to veto a budget with sequestration.
Sen. Bob Corker is pushing for congressional review of any framework agreement.
"I'm not sure we can afford another BRAC," Rep. Thornberry said Monday.
The Tennessee Republican warned a U.N. vote would "undermine Congress's appropriate role."
Rep. Thornberry said Ukraine still needs weapons that "will make a difference."
Senators indicated passing an authorization of force would be an uphill battle.