Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet

Members press Obama to raise human rights in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Seventy members of Congress are asking US President Barack Obama to raise concerns about human rights during his meetings in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Congress to focus on Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Saudi Arabia

Friday, Mar. 21, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing next week.

Israel's envoy courts liberal Democrats on Iran

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Israel’s new ambassador to Washington is courting some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress in an effort to push the Obama administration to toughen its negotiating stance with Iran.

Congress gives Obama administration window for Iran talks

Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Two congressional letters on US nuclear diplomacy with Iran appear to signal that Congress will allow the P5+1 talks with Iran to continue without additional sanctions legislation, at least for the time being.

Congress threatens showdown over military aid to Egypt

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Lawmakers in both the Senate and House warn against military aid to Egypt.

Royce, Engel call for withdrawing recognition of Assad government

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The non-binding House resolution conditions recognition of the Syrian government on its full cooperation on humanitarian relief, while allowing “negotiations with Assad’s regime” to continue.

Kaine calls for a new Syrian humanitarian strategy

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, has introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for the Obama administration to introduce a humanitarian strategy in 90 days.

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