Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky participates in a discussion about legislation to halt the sale of some weapons to Saudi Arabia at the Center for the National Interest, Washington, Sept. 19, 2016. (photo by GETTY/Chip Somodevilla)

Congress rebukes Trump over pro-Saudi stance

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The US Senate came close to passing a bill prohibiting bomb sales to Riyadh for its war in Yemen amid growing concern about sectarian entanglement.

Senate tones down Iran sanctions bill after input from Obama team

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee insists the bill it cleared May 25 doesn’t violate the nuclear deal.

Trump budget slashes Middle East aid

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The State Department is seeking deep cuts to military and economic assistance for Arab states.

Congress OK with Saudi missile defense sale amid warming Israel-Gulf ties

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Israel seems fine with Saudi Arabia getting an anti-ballistic missile system, as does Capitol Hill.

Congress unsure what's next after Trump decides to arm Syrian Kurds

Tuesday, May. 9, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Lawmakers laid the groundwork for arming the YPG back in 2014.

Libyan rivals descend on Washington

Monday, May. 8, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The war-wracked country’s competing factions are fighting for Donald Trump’s ear.

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.

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