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  • Some Republican senators labeled Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M.,
    Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary

    Some Republican senators labeled Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., "radical" over her calls to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and address climate change, and said that could hurt rural America and major oil and gas-producing states.

  • The headquarters of the United States Postal Service (USPS) is seen in Washington on Aug. 18, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
    Election of Democratic chair portends change at post office

    A former labor leader and Obama administration official was elected Tuesday to serve as chair of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, marking the first step in a potential shakeup under President Joe Biden.

  • Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, overriding a veto by the president. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
    Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

    Congress has overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago.

  • Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
    Dem report: Postal Service changes delay prescription drugs

    Delivery of mail-order prescription drugs was delayed significantly this summer after the new postmaster general ordered major changes in U.S. Postal Service operations, according to a report released Wednesday by Senate Democrats.

  • In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
    House to investigate postal chief DeJoy for possible campaign law violations

    House Democrats said Tuesday they will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws.