Budget compromise leaves conservatives and liberals alike unhappy
Nebraska and Iowa senators have been objecting to parts of the compromise budget plan, which would ease the bite of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration in combination with targeted trims. Clockwise from upper left: Chuck Grassley, Deb Fischer, Tom Harkin and Mike Johanns.
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — A deep division runs through the U.S. Senate over how to handle sexual assaults in the military — and it zigzags across party lines.
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., finds herself alone among senators from Nebraska and Iowa in opposing a proposal by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to remove sexual assault and other serious criminal cases from the military chain of command.
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