Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


A man carries a birdcage after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel-held Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Feb. 4, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail)

Congress gets first-hand account of war against IS

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Feb. 8.

Congress eyes Syrian refugee threat — from Canada

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Feb. 1.

Pro-Israel groups split over Obama's West Bank labeling requirements

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

New guidance from the US Customs agency warns that it will be cracking down on settlement goods that say "Made in Israel."

Democrats launch Iran deal offensive

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Pro-deal senators are touting Iran's denuclearization amid continued Republican pushback.

Is Iran deal gateway to Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

J Street aims to put $3 million behind pro-diplomacy lawmakers in 2016 election cycle.

EU shuts down pro-Israel congressional hawks

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The EU’s top diplomat dismisses congressional attacks against its settlement labeling policy.

Senate Democrats use Trump card to block Syrian refugees bill

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Senate defeated GOP-backed restrictions on refugee resettlement.

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