Senate Republican leaders, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas
Senate Republican leaders, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas J. Scott Applewhite AP
Senate Republican leaders, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas J. Scott Applewhite AP

Congress scrambles to finish VA, highway bills

July 31, 2014 9:41 AM