He said he would not send forces "into harm’s way with their arms tied behind their backs."
The Defense secretary said ISIS's "advance in parts of Iraq has stalled."
“I’m hopeful that we wrap it up today," Rep. Buck McKeon said.
The justification for the Veterans Affairs healthcare system is not so clear.
Senators said an ISIS measure shouldn't limit military options.
Denis McDonough says the Senate should also aim for a longer-term spending bill.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said vote needs delayed because it is “such a major decision.”
"This gradualism, unfortunately, is beginning to remind me of the Vietnam War," he said.
The deputy Defense secretary says training is starting to feel the budget pinch.
Rep. Tom Cole said Congress should fund the government through September 2015.
McCain said thoughts should be with vets and families hurt by long waits.
"We are poised to act if it becomes necessary to get people out," an official told CNN.
The possible House Armed Services chief says "one month or another" isn't the biggest issue.
An aide acknowledged there had been "regular meetings" with the president.
Tensions are already high between Russia and NATO amid the Ukraine crisis.
"It would be irresponsible of me not to give everyone else closure, that it's over," he said.
"This particular ultra-nationalist group obviously pre-planned this attack," Royce said.
Video shows a crowd throwing paint at a sailor and chanting "Yankee go home."
Sens. Menendez and Kirk detailed the conditions they expect for a "good deal."
“There’s no need to extend this questionable war another five or six months,” he said.
"A lot of us would like to see that in the law," Rep. Chris Van Hollen said.
"We’re going to go and we're not going to come back," Robert O'Neill said.
According to HillVets, fewer than 3 percent of Hill staffers are military veterans.
This Veterans Day, 1,500 more U.S. troops are being readied to go to Iraq.