Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


US Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas (C), speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Aug. 1, 2013. (photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Saudi takes rare turn on congressional hot seat

Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Riyadh's support for extremist clerics is under scrutiny as Congress debates whether to allow terror victims to sue the kingdom.

US election 2016: Can Democrats and Republicans unite around their chosen candidates?

Sunday, May. 22, 2016 | Reeves Barbour, Contributor

Here's what happened on the campaign trail the week of May 16.

Congress rolls out red carpet in Washington for jilted GCC

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Senate is getting ready to extend diplomatic courtesies to the Gulf Cooperation Council as it prepares to open a Washington office.

Arms sales to Libya draw congressional skepticism

Tuesday, May. 17, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The United Nations is ready to lift the arms embargo on Libya. Congress, not so much.

US elections 2016: Everything you need to know this week

Sunday, May. 15, 2016 | Reeves Barbour, Contributor

Here’s what happened on the campaign during the week of May 9.

What happened to billions in US military aid to Egypt?

Thursday, May. 12, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Obama administration has provided Cairo with $6.5 billion in military aid since 2011 but can't account for all of it, according to a new government report.

Why is Congress keeping its powder dry on Iran sanctions?

Wednesday, May. 11, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Republican leaders are determined to craft the most comprehensive legislative package they can get through Congress.

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