Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Sept. 1, 2013, before a closed members-only security briefing on Syria. (photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran hawks lay out their wish list for Trump era

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Outright repeal is out, sanctions and military pushback are in.

Democratic lawmakers slam Trump over Bahrain reception

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Manama critics on Capitol Hill assail decision to host independence celebration at president-elect's Washington hotel.

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House passed a defense bill that conditionally allows the provision of MANPADs to anti-Syrian regime forces.

Kerry urges Senate Democrats to back off Iran sanctions renewal

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The US secretary of state is on a mission to protect President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy — and his own.

Top Senate Democrat challenges Trump on Russia, Iran

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Foreign Relations Comittee ranking member Ben Cardin laid out a foreign policy platform for the Trump era.

Congress votes to box Trump in on Syria sanctions

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House easily passed tough new sanctions amid concerns President-elect Donald Trump will cozy up to Syrian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Trump urged to stay the course on aid to the Middle East

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The president-elect is under pressure to rethink some of his nationalist campaign rhetoric.

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