WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S. Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao served as U.S. labor secretary under former President George W. Bush, and deputy transportation secretary under President H.W. Bush. She also served as director of the Peace Corps. She will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers’ plans to offer self-driving cars. She will be a key player in the Trump administration’s plans to win approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal over 10 years. The department has a $75 billion annual budget and around 60,000 employees and includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Courtney Simmons Elwood as the Central Intelligence Agency’s top lawyer. The committee voted 67-33 in favor of tapping Elwood to serve as General Counsel of the CIA […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday laid out a possible agenda for the U.S. Supreme Court if it regains its conservative majority as expected after Donald Trump takes office, citing gun rights and […]
RIYADH/DOHA — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting […]