White House officials today reiterated a deal made last week by Attorney General Eric Holder to show House Republicans a sample of key documents relating to the "Fast and Furious" probe.
An administration official familiar with the meeting said Republicans would not allow Congressional Democrats to participate, so White House aides conducted a separate briefing for the staff of Oversight ranking member Elijah Cummings (Md.) while the other meeting was taking place.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.