Congress considering Capitol Police request for 72 more officers

Congress considering Capitol Police request for 72 more officers

Amid increased concern about lawmakers’ safety in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting, Congress is considering a request from the U.S. Capitol Police to boost its budget by about $33 million to hire 72 more officers and ramp up security at congressional buildings and parking garages. Police Chief Matthew Verderosa warned House members last month that there are not enough officers …

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a document he signed after announcing his Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami

Trump rolls back parts of what he calls ‘terrible’ Obama Cuba policy

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island’s military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama’s “terrible and misguided deal” with Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump signed a presidential directive rolling back parts of Obama’s …

Encouraging American Energy Independence

Encouraging American Energy Independence 06/15/2017 09:37 am ET Again and again, it has been said that our nation is in the midst of a boom in energy exploration that has put tens of thousands of Americans back to work while reducing our dependence on unreliable and even hostile sources abroad for our energy needs. The revival is playing out across …