At that same hearing, the director of the FBI confirmed that a supplemental background check of Brett Kavanaugh was limited.
Its focus was on sexual assault allegations against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Wray testified today that the White House set the limit, but he suggested that wasn't unusual.
Our supplemental update to the previous background investigation was limited in scope.
And that is consistent with the standard process for such investigations going back quite a long ways.
And I have spoken with our background investigation specialists
and they have assured me that this was handled in the way that is consistent with their experience and the standard process.
Wray declines to give specifics or say if the FBI had investigated whether Kavanaugh lied under oath.
The Supreme Court heard arguments today over detaining immigrants convicted of crimes.
The case centers on people given green cards and allowed to live and work in the U.S. permanently.
The U.S. government says, if they break U.S. laws, they can be held indefinitely pending deportation.
The green card holders say they deserve hearings to argue for their release while their deportation cases proceed.
President Trump is stepping up attacks on Democrats over a universal health care proposal known as Medicare for all.
He wrote in "USA Today" that it would "eviscerate" existing benefits for seniors.
Democrats argue it would increase coverage.
The president also signed legislation aimed at cutting prescription drug prices.
And the Justice Department gave initial approval to letting pharmacy giant CVS Health merge with health insurer Aetna.
The move is valued at 69 billion dollars.
The companies say the deal will cut costs by encouraging patients to visit walk-in clinics and CVS outlets.
Some consumer groups warn it could limit choice and drive up prices.
Under the deal, Aetna will sell its Medicare drug plan business.