Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet

Syria sanctions bill sparks renewed debate over Assad and Christians

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The House Foreign Affairs panel voted for new sanctions on anyone helping Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Gulf carriers delight as Congress rakes US airlines over the coals

Tuesday, May. 2, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Lawmakers fault lack of competition for plummeting US customer service; could this affect US airlines' campaign for fairer competition with Gulf carriers?

Congress blames State Department after draft sanctions bill leaked to pro-Hezbollah media

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The Lebanese government is preparing to send a delegation to Washington to oppose the proposed new sanctions on the designated terrorist organization.

Anti-Palestinian caucus divides pro-Israel camp on Capitol Hill

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

A handful of conservative Republicans have launched a congressional group dedicated to forcing the Palestinians to admit their "defeat."

Is lack of direction from Trump hampering Congress on Iran?

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Democrats complain they have no idea what the president thinks of Congress' sanctions proposals.

Egypt ripped at Senate foreign aid hearing

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Senators urged to rethink $1.5 billion annual US aid package to Egypt as the country fails to progress in human rights.

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