Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


Middle East Lobbying: Syria

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The British government is picking up the Western-backed opposition’s $1.4 million annual tab influencing policymakers in Washington and at the American United Nations mission in New York, Justice Department records reveal.

Can Congress stop Obama from making payments to Iran?

Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Congress wants to rein in the White House's legal settlements slush fund. It's a little late for that.

Middle East Lobbying: Saudi Arabia

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Saudi Arabia more than doubled its already hefty lobbying budget last year to help navigate a trifecta of challenges to its relationship with the United States.

Middle East Lobbying: Turkey

Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Turkey deploys lobbyist army to shut down Gulen.

Middle East Lobbying: Lebanon

Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The United States is struggling to sideline Hezbollah without further splintering faction-ridden Lebanon.

Middle East Lobbying: Iran

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Congress and the White House don’t see eye to eye on burying the hatchet with Iran. Neither does the million-strong Iranian diaspora in the United States.

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