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  • Menendez rips characterization of Pompeo as 'nation's top diplomat' April 18, 2018
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) lashed out on Wednesday at White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's suggestion that President Trump already considers Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo the "nation's chief diplomat.""This is not about the President’s...
  • Trump's NASA nominee advances after floor drama April 18, 2018
    The Senate narrowly advanced President Trump’s controversial pick to lead NASA on Wednesday after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) switched his vote to break a tie.Senators voted 50-48 on Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.) to lead...
  • Senate blocks bill that opponents say weakens water pollution rules April 18, 2018
    The Senate blocked legislation on Wednesday that environmentalists and opponents argue would weaken water pollution standards.Senators voted 56-42, depriving the legislation of the 60 votes it needed to move forward.Democratic Sens. Bob...

RSS The Hill – House News

  • Lawmakers consider provision banning killing of dogs, cats for food April 18, 2018
    House lawmakers on Wednesday will consider an amendment to the farm bill that would bar individuals from killing dogs or cats for food, according to Bloomberg News.The new provision would make the practice illegal for all Americans,...
  • Dems: Ryan ‘sole impediment’ to DACA deal April 18, 2018
    House Democratic leaders are teeing off on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) this week, saying he is the lone barrier to a bipartisan deal protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation.Ryan has repeatedly promised action on...
  • Dem calls for aviation safety hearing after death on Southwest flight April 18, 2018
    District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is pressing House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers to hold an aviation safety hearing following the Tuesday fatality on a Southwest Airlines flight.Norton requested the...

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  • DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development, Official Says April 18, 2018
    The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers.
    Lisa Ferdinando
  • Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say April 18, 2018
    The undersecretary of defense for policy said before a House Armed Services Committee panel on strategic forces that in today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on the U.S. homeland, its forces abroad and its allies and partners.
    Terri Moon Cronk
  • Air Force Inspectors Comb Aircraft for Potential Problems April 18, 2018
    Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Squadron’s nondestructive inspection shop at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., perform aircraft integrity checks using liquids and a variety of other methods to assist them in searching for cracks in aircraft parts and other imperfections.
    Air Force Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell, 19th Airlift Wing