Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


Congress prepares for another showdown over Saudi arms sales

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

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, Washington Editor

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, Washington Editor

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

Defense spending bill bans funding for MANPADS in Syria

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Congress released legislation on Thursday that would hamstring the Trump administration's ability to deliver shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to vetted rebels.

Benghazi blowback hamstrings US role in post-IS Iraq

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Congress is weighing America's role after Mosul amid looming budget cuts and paralyzing partisanship.

GOP divided over calling out Assad war crimes

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Two-thirds of the Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee declined to join their chairman’s call for accountability for Syrian war crimes.

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