The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved President Barack Obama's nomination of James Comey as FBI Director. The New Jersey raised Republican had earlier served in the Justice Department as well as private firms. The nomination now goes to the full Senate, which is expected to confirm Comey to replace Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Republican Randy Richardville says the debate will have to wait until a group of senators studying the issue submit their proposal.
Staging a fresh assault on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law Obamacare, the Republican-led House of Representatives approved largely symbolic legislation to delay key coverage requirements.