Sen. Joe Donnelly called Russia a 'thug-ocracy' and Sen. Dan Coats is introducing legislation to cut additional Russian/U.S. ties.
The proposed veterans bill is considered the most comprehensive in recent years.
Both of Indiana's U.S. senators voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to President Obama.
Legislators have largely agreed to cut back on direct payments to farmers, but they disagree on whether to cut food stamps.
Most Republican legislators are blaming President Barack Obama, while Democrats are saying Republicans need to learn to compromise.
Sens. Coats and Donnelly introduced the Respect for National Cemeteries Act Friday
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.
WFIU/WTIU reviews the top 10 stories of 2012, including election upsets and a record-breaking drought.
An Indiana University professor says the fallout from Richard Mourdock's comments on rape could reach as far as the presidential race.
U.S. senate candidates focused on foreign policy and other hot button issues like abortion and gun rights.