Six Democrats sent Trump a letter urging him to fill vacancies in the Pentagon. Trump has been under fire from both sides of the aisle for dragging his feet on nominating people to fill Senate-confirmed positions.
Nagging questions remain in Congress on whether it really did anything useful to prevent another 2008-like financial meltdown. Now an unlikely pair of lawmakers — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — think it’s time to have the government re-regulate banking in a way the Dodd-Frank bill did not. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin they’re thinking back to Glass-Steagall.
Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force on Thursday over $450,000 in alleged improper payments her private consulting firm collected from Energy Department laboratories, but their questions and Heather Wilson’s answers did little to shed little additional light on the matter.
DoD’s $52 billion budget boost is not carte blanche; it’s going to have to prove that it’s spending that money wisely, not frittering it away on superficialities.
A year-long task force wants the Defense Department to change childcare, TRICARE and the “up or out” system.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
House Armed Services Committee aides say they want to keep a close eye on the personnel reforms put in place by the 2017 NDAA.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a member of Congress introduces a bill to strengthen oversight of employee misconduct at the Transportation Security Administration.
A cadre of 33 Republicans appealed to the House Budget Committee to up the 2018 defense budget to $640 billion.
If the 114th Congress was about dissecting the Veterans Affairs Department’s challenges, then the 115th Congress will act quickly to solve them, leadership on the House Veterans Affairs Committee said.