The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, after more than a decade of work, hasn’t developed reliable technology to control port access with biometric identification cards, the Government Accountability Office said.
The Obama administration doesn’t need to be sure that Syria’s leader has used chemical weapons against his own people before establishing a no-fly zone and arming rebel forces, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is seeking corroboration of intelligence that Bashar al- Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, reiterating that confirmation would be a “game- changer” for the U.S. response.
U.S. lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama to act against Syria’s regime for its suspected use of chemical weapons, with no agreement over what to do among options filled with uncertainty and risk.
House Republicans said they will keep pressuring the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to cut its workforce of 47,000 airport screeners even as they praised the agency’s response to automatic budget cuts.
Amtrak, the U.S. intercity passenger railroad supported by taxpayers, today will ask Congress for 16 percent less in operating assistance for next year after recording its smallest annual loss in 38 years.
Raising taxes “is off the table” when the U.S. House votes on a six-year plan for funding highways, perhaps early next year, said Representative John Mica , senior Republican on the Transportation committee.