U.S. senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee will probe Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election, joining several other congressional panels investigating Moscow’s alleged hacks.
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) to be his budget director, putting a fiscal conservative in charge of the Office of Management and Budget.
Senior Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Congress on Tuesday to investigate Russia’s role in the series of cyber attacks directed at U.S. political organizations leading up to last week’s elections, potentially forestalling Donald Trump’s desire for improved relations with President Vladimir Putin.
Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.
The Israeli government agreed to a provision under the new 10-year U.S.-Israel security aid agreement that requires the Jewish state to return any money appropriated by Congress that exceeds levels set by President Obama.