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  • US Senate Debates Treasury Undersecretary Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members re-convened following a briefing on Senate security in light of the previous-week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Members continued to speak about Republican…

  • Navy and Marine Corps Leaders Grilled on Force Posture at Budget Hearing
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    Navy Fiscal Year Year 2018 Budget Request

    Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, Naval Operations Chief John Richardson, and Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller testified at a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Navy…

  • Armed Services Chairman Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Afghanistan Strategy
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Department Budget

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and General Joseph Dunford, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget…

  • US Senate Approves IranRussia Sanctions Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. The…

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Testifies on FAA Reauthorization
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    FAA Reauthorization

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee on the future of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the president’s…

  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on an Iran sanctions measure to penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. Members also confirmed Kenneth Rapuano to be assistant…

  • Hearing Examines Health Care for People with Chronic Illnesses
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    Chronic Health Conditions

    Health care experts testified at a hearing on the benefits of telemedicine technology and how it can help better manage the care of Medicare patients. Committee members were taking the witnesses'…

  • NSA Director Rogers Says Russia Poses Threat to Congressional Elections
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    Cybersecurity Threats and Defense Strategy

    Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA) testified at a hearing on he state of worldwide cyber threats. He highlighted his…

  • US Senate Votes on Associate Attorney General Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general. Members voted to move ahead with debate on former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to…

  • Hearing Considers Modernization of Endangered Species Act
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    Endangered Species Act

    Fish and wildlife agency directors for Florida, Arizona, and Rhode Island testified at a hearing on the Endangered Species Act and their experiences working with federal officials to…

  • Former Intel Chiefs Testify on US Cyber Defense Strategy
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    Cyber Deterrence Policy

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was among those testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military cybersecurity. Most of the questions from senators…

  • Senators Told Diplomacy Must Be Exhausted First Regarding North Korea
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    Asia-Pacific Strategy

    Defense and foreign policy experts and former government officials testified at a hearing on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific following North Korea’s recent failed nuclear test. about…

  • United President Promises Airline Will Work to Earn Public Trust
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    Airline Travel

    United Airlines President Scott Kirby and trade organization leaders testified before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on the state of airline travel and ways to improve…

  • Hearing Focuses on US Special Operations
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    U.S. Special Operations Command

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). General Raymond Thomas, the SOCOM commander, and Theresa Whelan, who is an acting assistant…

  • Pacific Commander To Early to Tell If US Can Rely on China to Deal with North Korea
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    U.S. Forces in Korea

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Admiral Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, testified primarily on the…

  • U S Senate Votes to Confirm Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on Alexander Acosta’s nomination to be secretary of Labor.

  • US Senate Confirms Agriculture Secretary Nominee 8711
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be secretary of the Department of Agriculture. Members also advanced the nomination of Rod Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general.

  • General John Hyten Calls for Increased Funding for US Strategic Command Operations
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    U.S. Strategic Command Operations

    General John Hyten, testified at a hearing on U.S. Strategic Command programs and priorities. He addressed a wide range of issues, including modernization, acquisitions, cybersecurity, and…

  • New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Testifies on Capitol Hill
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai (R) and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn (D) and Michael O’Rielly (R) testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Topics included open…

  • Hearing Focuses on Wireless Technology and Spectrum Policy
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    Wireless Technology and Spectrum Policy

    Representatives from the communications industry testified at a hearing on wireless technology and spectrum policy, including the Federal Communication Commission’s recent spectrum…

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