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State Dept, DHS Nominees Receive Senate Confirmation

The Senate has confirmed Michael Hammer on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Chile with a unanimous vote, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Colby Itkowitz and Al Kamen write that Hammer, a career foreign service officer and assistant secretary of state for public affairs, will escort Vice President Joe Biden and …

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Max Baucus to Face Full Senate Vote as China Ambassador Nominee

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the White House’s nominee as ambassador to China, will face a full vote in the Senate this week after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination, Reuters reported Tuesday. Baucus has worked on trade and tax issues as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and was asked …

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Michael McCord Nominated Pentagon Comptroller, Robert Hale to Retire

Michael McCord, deputy comptroller at the Defense Department since 2009, has been nominated to the comptroller post by President Barack Obama and will succeed the retiring Robert Hale if confirmed by the Senate, the White House announced Thursday. Prior to joining the Pentagon, McCord served on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s …

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James Clapper to Senate Intell Panel: Crises, Threats ‘List is Long’

During opening remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper sought to illustrate and identify the complex and varied nature of threats the intelligence community is responsible for handling. Those issues not only extend to national security and instability in other countries, but also to …

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Senate to Vote on Veteran Benefits Reform Bill

The Senate is set to decide on legislation that would extend various veteran privileges and create new benefits for former military service members, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes the 400-page legislation, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is intended to revoke a provision of the Ryan-Murray budget …

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