Posts tagged as Senate

Last-ditch effort to pass Blue Water Navy bill fails in Senate

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A final deal to provide Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to thousands of veterans who served off the coast during the Vietnam War failed in the Senate on Monday night with only days remaining in the 115th Congress. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would extend eligibility for disability compensation and health care to “Blue Water” Navy veterans – servicemembers who were aboard aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other…

Facebook: Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126 million users

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Facebook says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its network during and after the 2016 election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these numbers to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of congressional probes of Russian election interference, according to a person familiar with the testimony. Twitter plans to tell the same committee that it has uncovered and shut…

Senate confirms Miller to lead US mission in Afghanistan, Harris as S. Korea ambassador

Friday, June 29, 2018

Army Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller was confirmed by the Senate as the new commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a voice vote late Thursday. Miller, 57, who currently serves as commander of Joint Special Operations Command, also received his fourth star as part of the confirmation. Miller is expected to take over both NATO’s train, advise and assist mission and the U.S.’s separate counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan in the…