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Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:54:53 GMT2017-06-26T22:54:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel....



Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:31:39 GMT2017-06-26T22:31:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon....



The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:39:33 GMT2017-06-26T19:39:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the House Armed Services Committee's defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year (all times EDT):...



2 GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:01:46 GMT2017-06-26T19:01:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever is preparing to take her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat....



What's happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:21:25 GMT2017-06-26T16:21:25Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner's ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity....