A resolution from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to authorize the use of force is accelerating a debate in Congress.
Some service members can be disqualified from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,
Two Senators have introduced a measure they say will restore Navy surface force readiness in the wake of a series of crashes.
The new proposal could also give military families pre-tax savings accounts for child care expenses.
A new proposal would order the Pentagon to take a hard look at a series of military spouse employment issues.
The government shutdown was ending Monday with another stopgap spending deal.
Massive furloughs began at the Pentagon as the Senate moved to end the shutdown.
The VA will focus on transitioning vets in an effort to cut the suicide rate.
The Enhancing Veteran Care Act would allow VA officials to enter into contracts with nonprofits to identify deficiencies.