The Senate confirmed David Turk to be deputy secretary of energy on Tuesday, voting 98-2 to install the former Obama official and Biden staffer as the Department of Energy’s No. 2. Only Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted no. Turk was most recently deputy executive director of ...

Nuclear weapons are one of a trilogy of high-spend programs likely to affect defense spending decisions for years, the chair of a House Appropriations panel said Tuesday in an online hearing. “Cyber security, nuclear modernization and overseas contingency operations funding sound like they’re ...