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  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White House's 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million for nuclear waste programs including the restart of licensing for Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. While Yucca Mountain would store waste on a practically permanent basis, the budget money would...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White Houses fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama withdrew the license to store waste at Yucca amid opposition...

  • Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on October 10, 2016.

    The Trump administration's war on regulation and reported cuts to agency budgets are obstacles to making clean coal a reality.

  • Construction crews work to erect a new highway bridge to carry I-65 traffic across the Ohio River to southern Indiana as a part of the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Americans should expect to see major infrastructure improvements, longtime Trump friend and fellow real estate mogul Richard LeFrak says.

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer said "strong public-private partnerships" would be key to rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges and airports. The White House sees infrastructure as a potential large job creator but officials have said the federal government cannot shoulder the entire burden. Major real estate and private equity executives attended the...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday will discuss the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending with business leaders including Elon Musk, who heads Tesla Inc and Space X, the White House said. Major real estate and private equity executives will attend the meeting, including developer Richard LeFrak, Vornado Realty Trust Chief Executive...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday will discuss the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending with Elon Musk, who heads Tesla Inc and Space X, and other business leaders, a White House official said. Wednesday's meeting will also include Vice President Mike Pence, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and...

  • Also expected to attend the White House meeting are developer Richard LeFrak, chief executive officer of LeFrak; Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steve Roth; and Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris, the official said. General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford, McKinsey& Co partner Tyler Duvall and Lynn Scarlett, a managing director at the Nature Conservancy, are also...

  • President Donald Trump and business leaders Wednesday on the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending, a White House official told Reuters. Also expected to attend the White House meeting are Richard LeFrak, chief executive officer of LeFrak; Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steve Roth; and Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris, the...

  • TORONTO, March 6- Canada's Cameco Corp, the world's second-biggest uranium producer, is exploring the sale of its U.S. production facilities, its chief executive said on Monday, as a six-year industry slump drags on. Cameco, which has been cutting costs and curbing production, is in the early stages of evaluating the sale of its mines in Wyoming and Nebraska, but also...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has promised to renew Americas nuclear weapons arsenal. The Senate voted 62 to 37 in support of Perry. In his Senate confirmation hearing, Perry said much of his focus running the department would be...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has promised to renew Americas nuclear weapons arsenal. Perry, 66, was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, making him the longest-serving governor of the oil-producing state in its history.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has promised to focus much of his attention on renewing Americas nuclear weapons arsenal.

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  • MAJORITY OF SENATE VOTES TO CONFIRM TRUMP ENERGY SECRETARY PICK RICK PERRY, VOTING CONTINUES.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department as the White House seeks to increase fossil fuel production on federal lands. Representative from coal-producing Montana, won confirmation by a vote of 68 to 31, with several Democrats joining Republicans, who lead the chamber.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department is expected to be confirmed easily by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning as the White House seeks to increase fossil fuel production from federal lands. If the Senate confirms Zinke, he will head an agency that employs more than 70,000 people across the country and oversees more...

  • Stephen Summers of Virginia Beach reacts in disagreement at U.S. Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) (not shown) during a town hall meeting at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 20, 2017.

    A morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • A protester holds a poster depicting President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin kissing during an anti-Trump demonstration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Members of the Trump campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence figures, NBC News reports.

  • Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Flynn's departure raises several questions as the Trump presidency nears the four-week mark.