Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet

Senate tacitly endorses US role in Yemen war

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The upper chamber overwhelmingly defeated a bill to block US arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

US aid to Israel takes a partisan turn

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Republicans push for $1.5 billion boost days after signing off on a record $38 billion package.

Iran looms large over Senate fight to block arms sales for Saudi war in Yemen

Monday, Sep. 19, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Resolution sponsors insist: It’s a civil war, not a proxy war.

Middle East Lobbying: Jordan

Friday, Sep. 16, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan tops the list of Arab recipients of US aid this year, cementing its status as a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State and a bulwark against the instability ravaging the region.

Middle East Lobbying: Palestine

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The Palestinians have been ramping up their lobbying efforts as the battle for public opinion over stalled peace talks with Israel heats up.

Middle East Lobbying: Israel

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The partisan divide in Congress over Israel has gradually extended to other aspects of the US-Israel relationship, raising questions about its long-term future as left-leaning American Jews grow increasingly estranged from Israel's right-wing political environment.

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