"Gridlock is a win-win" for both Congress and the Obama administration, writes an education policy analyst of efforts to revamp the "No Child Left Behind" laws.
The interest rate on new student loans are doubling Monday to 6.8 percent.
A bill making its way through Congress would reform investigation policies for sexual abuse cases in the military.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) voted for the legislation Thursday, but Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) voted against it.
If Congress fails to act by July 1, student loan interest rates will double, but some parents and students say that is not affecting their choice of college.
Students loans could double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent if Congress does not act before July 1.
Some fields which use "middle-skill" workers include nursing and welding.
5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks introduced The Respecting the Institution of Congress Act.
If it had not been reauthorized, many women's groups were worried facilities that help women and men facing the threat of domestic violence could be closed.
If Congress does not reach a budget deal by March 1, several programs in Indiana could be cut, the White House warns.