House Action Paves Way to Move San Onofre Nuclear Waste Out of Region

House Action Paves Way to Move San Onofre Nuclear Waste Out of Region By Chris Jennewein | TimesOfSanDiego.com A vote by a House committee Wednesday paves the way to move radioactive waste from the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to an interim site and ultimately Nevada. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved legislation to proceed with the long-awaited […]

Veteran Jobs Bills Pass House

Veteran Jobs Bills Pass House By East County News Service | EastCountyMagazine.com The House of Representatives has approved bipartisan legislation to ease veterans’ transition into civilian employment opportunities by streamlining the process for trained service members to obtain commercial drivers’ licenses (CDL). The move comes as the commercial trucking industry faces a shortage of roughly […]

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise By Barnini Chakraborty | FoxNews.com President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month […]

Anthem exits ObamaCare marketplace in two more states

Anthem exits ObamaCare marketplace in two more states By Brittany De Lea | FoxBuisness.com The nation’s largest health insurance company, Anthem (ANTM), said Wednesday it would largely reduce its exchange participation in Indiana and Wisconsin next year. “Today, planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating […]

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria By Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr | CNN.com (CNN) – A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday, two US officials told CNN, the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. The US-led international coalition later confirmed the incident […]

Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal By William La Jeunesse & Andrew O’Reilly | FoxNews.com The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The […]

DOJ ends Holder-era ‘slush fund’ payouts to outside groups

DOJ ends Holder-era ‘slush fund’ payouts to outside groups By Fox News | FoxNews.com The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will no longer allow prosecutors to strike settlement agreements with big companies directing them to make payouts to outside groups, ending an Obama-era practice that Republicans decried as a “slush fund” that padded the accounts […]

Government Unions in the Crosshairs

Government Unions in the Crosshairs By Bill McMorris | FreeBeacon.com he Supreme Court could revisit a 40-year-old precedent that allows government agencies to force public sector workers to pay union dues, an issue the court deadlocked on in 2016 following the sudden death of Antonin Scalia. The National Right to Work Foundation will file two […]