Tags: "Secretary"

20 Oct
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White House press secretary: It’s ‘highly inappropriate’ to question a 4-star Marine general

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Oct. 20 defended Chief of Staff John F. Kelly’s attacks on Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) and called it “highly inappropriate” to debate with “a four-star Marine general.” (Reuters) White House press ...

13 Oct
0

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asks Congress for more funds for 2020 census

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday asked Congress for an additional $3.3 billion to complete the 2020 census, now estimated to cost $15.6 billion. Ross said additional funds are needed to implement and test new technology in time for census ...

12 Oct
0

Energy Secretary Perry faces grilling over plan for coal and nuclear subsidies

Perry faced an early grilling from Rep. Frank Pallone in his opening statement. The New Jersey Democrat accused the Trump administration of hypocrisy, noting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt earlier this week criticized the Obama administration for favoring renewable ...

12 Oct
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Congressman seeks probe of chartered flights by U.S. energy secretary

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Energy Department’s watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s travel on chartered aircraft, the congressman said at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. U.S. Representative Frank Pallone said ...

11 Oct
0

Trump expected to pick Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Nielsen currently is the principal deputy to White House chief of staff John Kelly. She was Kelly’s chief of ...

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