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Hard-won budget, debt deal clears Senate, advances to Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies...

Senate panel OKs defense pick despite sex assault allegation

Jul. 31, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely discounting an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. Gen. John Hyten flatly denied the allegations during a...

Pentagon nominee denies sexual misconduct allegations

Jul. 30, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer flatly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, and appeared headed for confirmation after answering pointed questions from senators for more than two hours. With his wife of 32 years sitting behind him...

The Latest: GOP senator questions general's judgment

Jul. 30, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Air Force Gen. John Hyten (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is expressing concerns about an Air Force general nominated to serve as vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff amid allegations of sexual harassment. Ernst...

Senators weigh sexual misconduct allegations against general

Jul. 23, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are hearing closed-door testimony this week about an allegation of sexual misconduct against Air Force Gen. John Hyten as they weigh his nomination for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A senior military officer who has accused Hyten of unwanted sexual advances met...

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

Jul. 12, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief even with the nation facing potential armed conflict with Iran....

Senate committee sets Tuesday hearing on Pentagon leadership

Jul. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper's expected nomination as defense secretary. The committee says it's "pre-nomination paperwork" from the White House regarding the now-acting Pentagon chief. President Donald Trump has said he intends to...