U.S. Congress

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 06:23
The US House of Congress has finally voted to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) by 10 years.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 13:58

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 includes many provisions that affect the way the U.S. military engages in foreign military and police aid, training and arms sales worldwide. Based on an initial review of the bill (H.R. 3979), it would create at least seven new Defense Department (DoD) authorities or programs to provide foreign military and/or police aid (see table 1 below). 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:57
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it welcomes new flexibility in providing up to $1.4 billion in aid to Egypt, a close ally in the Middle East despite its recent sweeping crackdown on dissent.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 07:34
The U.S. Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation setting out tougher sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, while giving him leeway in applying most of the provisions.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 06:32
A program to train and equip 5,000 moderate Syrian rebels will begin in March and will not be completed until a year later in 2016, a senior State Department official told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:15

Chairman Royce on the hearing: "It has been six months since the fall of Mosul, and ISIS continues to control roughly the same amount of territory in Iraq and Syria.  The countries in this region are being dangerously destabilized as millions of people have been displaced and thousands of others slaughtered by this terrorist army.  Meanwhile, ISIS has recruited thousands of foreign fighters and encourages sympathizers to carry-out attacks across the globe, including against civilians and military personnel here in the U.S. 

“This hearing will provide Committee members an opportunity to question the Obama Administration on the progress of the anti-ISIS effort, including the coalition air campaign, support of U.S. partners on the ground, policies toward hostile regimes, as well as the Administration's plans to deal with a worsening humanitarian disaster across the region."

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 06:34

Authorization For The Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM

Location: Senate Hart 216

Presiding: Senator Menendez



Friday, December 5, 2014 - 13:56

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The bill is identical to the recently agreed NDAA by both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:27
The Republican-controlled House approved a $585 billion defense policy bill that grants President Barack Obama the authority to expand the U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria despite misgivings about a new American combat role after more than a decade of war.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 06:39
Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce two bipartisan amendments to the 2015 defense policy bill on Wednesday that would strip provisions authorizing a program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).