Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., (L) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., (R) listen to testimony by US Defense Secretary Ash Carter (C foreground) about operations against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 28, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Congress inches closer to handing Pentagon $350 million for Syrian rebels

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

Sen. John McCain signs off on aid request blocked after last year's effort ended in a debacle.

Obama and Congress hurtle toward showdown over Israel missile defense

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers are feeling a lot more generous than the Obama administration when it comes to Israel's safety.

US aid caught up in Middle East crackdown on civil society

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

An analysis of the State Department budget request shows a drop in support for democracy and human rights.

Jerusalem churches: Don't veto Palestine resolution

Friday, Apr. 22, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Middle East and US religious leaders chart path forward for two-state solution.

Fight over Iran's access to dollars takes partisan turn

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

A flurry of Republican bills are getting no love from Democrats.

Congress unblocks $108 million in Palestinian aid

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The release follows months of pressure from the State Department.

Congress puts stranglehold on Palestinian aid

Monday, Apr. 18, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key lawmakers are incensed with terrorism support and statehood bid.

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