A congresswoman from Florida takes a step toward eliminating a decades-old ban on gun-violence research.
Several Republicans express concern over reports of a possible one-third reduction in funds earmarked for overseas initiatives.
White House officials say the speech will include some gestures toward unifying a country polarized by a bitterly fought election and divided in the early days of his presidency.
The United States spends just over $50 billion annually on the State Department and foreign assistance, compared to $600 billion or more each year on the Pentagon.
The president will unveil economic plans Tuesday night with an address before Congress.
Beijing is stepping up its own projection of power around the globe.
Negotiators will have to scrutinize 20,833 EU laws and rules at a rate of 40 per day during the two year exit period.
Jens Stoltenberg announced 3.8 percent of spike in real terms across Europe and Canada.
Congressman Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who must face Senate confirmation, says the administration "will restore budgetary and fiscal sanity back."
Trump said on Twitter that the F-35 program's cost "is out of control" and that "billions of dollars can and will be saved" after his inauguration.
The boost risks a large budget deficit and increasing the government's debt burden.
The deal replaces the previous 10-year agreement that expires in 2018.
The prime minister suggested teachers should change careers if they wanted better pay.
Reserves are running too low to expect additional investment, he said.
Brazil's Congress on Friday opened a three-day debate on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.
U.S. and Western European spending is on the slide as Eastern Europe rearms.
Obama compared the recovery of New Orleans after Katrina to America's ongoing recovery from the recession of 2007.
Forecasters say the increase would be smaller if economic growth effects are considered.
President Hollande announced that the budget would rise by €3.8bn over four years.
The contest comes before an unusually close national election on May 7.
Britain's continued membership of the European Union hangs on the outcome of the election on May 7.