Legislation

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:46
While the revised version is similar in content to the original draft presented to governments last month, it contains nine noticeable additions and four rewrites of existing text.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:06
The bill titled the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act was introduced by Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism Ted Poe and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in the US to address the United Nations General Assembly.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:43
A Senate panel has approved a legislation which blocks $300 million US military aid to Pakistan unless the defense secretary certifies to the Congress that Islamabad is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani terror network.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:30
Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers are in danger of being harmed or killed by the Taliban if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:45
The bill would block $450 million in aid to Islamabad unless it does more to fight the network, which lawmakers see as a major threat to US forces in Afghanistan.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:36
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill into law despite provisions that will continue to impede his goal of closing the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But he again suggested that he thought those provisions might be unconstitutional and not necessarily binding.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:04
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed the 2016 defense policy bill, which now heads to the president's desk for his signature for the second time.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 07:56
The Senate on Tuesday approved an annual military policy bill, and the White House spokesman said President Obama would sign it despite provisions that will make it extremely difficult for him to fulfill his promise of closing the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 07:13
Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 07:34
The House approved a $579 billion Pentagon spending bill for fiscal year 2016.

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