Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


US Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., (C) and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, (R) board an elevator as they take a break from a long series of votes, many on procedural matters or to confirm members of the Obama administration, at the US Capitol in Washington, Dec. 13, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Congress gives Obama two more months to strike Iran deal

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Hawkish Democrats announce they won’t vote for sanctions before March 24 deal deadline.

Finally, Senate action on Iran sanctions?

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Jan. 26

Congress torn between Europe, Israel on Iran

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers are forced to pick sides after key allies publicly come down on opposite sides of sanctions push.

Congress unmoved by Obama's call to back off Iran legislation

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Senate kicked off legislative debate while the House invited Israel's Netanyahu to weigh in.

GOP delays Iran sanctions vote for State of the Union

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Senate Banking Committee will hold its markup next week after Democrats cry foul.

Congress takes first step on Iran sanctions

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Jan. 19.

Congress to vote on toned-down Iran sanctions bill

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate bill doesn’t mandate what a nuclear deal should look like, undercutting sanctions opponents.

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