Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


The man credited with smuggling 50,000 photos that appear to document Syrian government atrocities, a Syrian army defector known by the protective alias "Caesar" (disguised in a hooded blue jacket), listens to his interpreter as he prepares to speak at a briefing to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 31, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Congress reintroduces Syria sanctions

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House Foreign Affairs panel is expected to take up the bill promptly, but its fate is uncertain in the Senate.

Congress races to craft Iran sanctions bills ahead of AIPAC conference

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers hope to have bipartisan legislation ready when thousands of pro-Israel advocates descend on Capitol Hill next week.

Congress slams Trump proposal to reduce military aid

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key lawmakers of both parties vow to fight effort to shift aid from grants to loans.

Congress wants answers from Turkey on shutdown of US aid pipeline to Syria

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Democrats are warning Ankara not to take out its anger over US aid to Kurds on Mercy Corps.

Congress prepares for another showdown over Saudi arms sales

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senators of both parties are determined to keep US bombs out of Yemen.

Congress looks to ground Emirates air route

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers want US President Donald Trump to cancel planned Europe-US route.

Can Congress compromise on bipartisan Iran sanctions law?

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders say they're getting closer to an agreement on non-nuclear sanctions.

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