Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo. (photo by US Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo)

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

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

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, Congressional Correspondent

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

Libyan rivals descend on Washington

Monday, May. 8, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

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, Congressional Correspondent

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, Congressional Correspondent

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, Congressional Correspondent

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, Congressional Correspondent

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

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