{FD} Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen to head Homeland Security

The Senate has confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

{FD} House Benghazi panel settled lawsuit by ex-aide for $150,000

The House Benghazi committee used $150,000 in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton.

{FD} Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

{FD} Filipino WWII veterans awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Celestino Almeda joined the Philippine Commonwealth Army in 1941, fought alongside U.S. soldiers during World War II and for nearly a decade has been seeking money the federal government had promised.

{FD} GOP leader says NRA-backed bill shelved indefinitely

House Republican leaders called for unity and prayer after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to ease regulations on gun silencers would be shelved indefinitely.

{FD} Congress approves bill to address VA claims backlog

Congress has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims.

{FD} Zinke incorrectly identifies VA chief as ‘fellow veteran’

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke incorrectly identified Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin as a “fellow veteran” in a photo Zinke tweeted from Air Force One.

{FD} SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, who led a two-year investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is set to take over leadership of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.