A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
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.
Congress has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans' disability claims.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke incorrectly identified Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin as a "fellow veteran" in a photo Zinke tweeted from Air Force One.
Rep. Trey Gowdy is known as a dogged investigator of Hillary Clinton.
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.