U.S. Congress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:32
The Obama administration will not send an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq until Congress approves its $5.6 billion request to pay for the deployment, the Pentagon said Monday.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:46
The White House is pursuing a two-stage plan for revamping the legal architecture used by the government to conduct aerial warfare against Islamic extremists in Syria, Iraq and around the world, according to officials.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 05:22
President Barack Obama will ask Congress this week to approve $3.2 billion in added Pentagon and intelligence spending to continue fighting Islamic State and possibly to retrain Iraq’s military forces, according to U.S. officials.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:46
President Barack Obama has invited the head of the US Central Command to brief congressional leaders at the White House on Friday afternoon — the first step toward updating the rules for the authorization to use military force (AUMF).
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 06:26
The result is no surprise: Republicans now control both houses of Congress—or, at least, they will come January. I’ll leave it to others to dissect how we should understand last night’s electoral results in political terms, what it means for President Obama, the 2016 election, or the future of American politics.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:42
As Americans flock to the polls today, predictions increasingly favor Republicans to win the 2014-midterm elections. Although Democrats hold out hope to retain control of the Senate, the odds in Republicans’ favor encourage serious thought about how the policy choices of a Republican Senate may or may not differ from the policies of today’s Democratic Senate.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:00

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate appropriations committees passed two versions of the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill for FY 2015, which contains most of the annual U.S. budget for foreign aid. These bills offer a glimpse into what U.S. foreign aid to Latin America might look like for next year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:31
Republicans appear to have the momentum to gain the six seats they need to take the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections. But the possibility of runoffs in Georgia and Louisiana means the majority could remain undecided into the next Congress.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 06:38
With the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as his backdrop, President Barack Obama unveiled a new $5 billion fund to fight terrorism in May. Although the announcement was welcomed at the Pentagon and State Department, there were immediate questions about what exactly the money was for. Four months later, those questions remain largely unanswered.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:41
As the price tag for operations in Iraq, Syria and West Africa continues to grow, Pentagon leadership insists that it is well prepared to pay for all of these previously unforeseen long-term operations.