Hilda Solis provided no date when she would step down, but Labor Department officials say her departure should be around inauguration time, later this month.
Today, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced that the United States Air Force recognized the critical role Kansas plays in our national security and global air mobility by selecting both McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita and Forbes Airfield in Topeka as finalists for the basing of the KC-46A tanker program.
Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords launched a political action committee to raise money to counter the gun lobby. Giffords and Kelly want background checks for private sales of firearms.
Nine of the incoming 84 members of the House are returning to Capitol Hill. Most of them lost their seats in 2010 when Republicans surged into control of the House. Some returning members say their election losses weren't as much about them as the climate
Hugo Chavez will not be in Venezuela for inauguration day. Government, opposition differ on what happens next. Chavez's term automatically renews, the government says. But opponents say the constitution makes it clear that's not the case.
The Obama administration is considering removing all U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission officially finishes at the end of 2014.
Brownback said the commission will help his office recognize Kansans as well as Kansas groups and organizations for their global and local efforts.
President Obama says the ex-senator from Nebraska is "the leader that our troops deserve".. Hagel says he's eager to "set the record straight" about where he stands on issues, after being criticized by Republicans for his position on Iraq, Iran and Israel.