Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


US President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 14, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Saudis jump on Trump bandwagon

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After a deep disillusionment with the United States during Obama’s terms in office, the Saudis are now looking toward a better relationship with the Trump administration.

Congress takes aim at Iran's ballistic missiles

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House and Senate have wrapped up sanctions legislation just in time for AIPAC confab.

Congress reintroduces Syria sanctions

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House Foreign Affairs panel is expected to take up the bill promptly, but its fate is uncertain in the Senate.

Congress races to craft Iran sanctions bills ahead of AIPAC conference

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers hope to have bipartisan legislation ready when thousands of pro-Israel advocates descend on Capitol Hill next week.

Congress slams Trump proposal to reduce military aid

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key lawmakers of both parties vow to fight effort to shift aid from grants to loans.

Congress wants answers from Turkey on shutdown of US aid pipeline to Syria

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Democrats are warning Ankara not to take out its anger over US aid to Kurds on Mercy Corps.

Congress prepares for another showdown over Saudi arms sales

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senators of both parties are determined to keep US bombs out of Yemen.

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