U.S. Congress

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:39
Tucked inside the continuing resolution the United States Congress passed late last week was a provision to authorize the training and equipping of “moderate, vetted” elements of the Syrian opposition. The CIA has been carrying out a covert, small-scale version of this program, according to media reports. However, the rapid territorial gains and brutality of ISIS tipped the scales and encouraged the administration to go bigger – and go public — with a $500 million Pentagon-run, train-and-equip program, said U.S. President Barack Obama in a Sept. 10 speech.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:40
The Pentagon has notified the U.S. Congress of a possible sale of Huey II helicopters to Lebanon, after the State Department approved the long-stalled request.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 06:47
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Tuesday the Pentagon will need more money to fund the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — and suggested Arab nations should bear the cost.
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:28
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., wants to step up military aid to Jordan.
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:53
The Senate’s passage of President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels sets up an even bigger battle in deadline-driven Washington: The Syria cliff.
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:42
Several Republican lawmakers on Thursday said President Obama made a mistake by ruling out the use of ground troops against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syia (ISIS).
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:30
As lawmakers grapple with President Obama’s claim that he already has congressional authorization for airstrikes against the Islamic State, legal specialists are saying that even legislative inaction could create a precedent leaving the executive branch with greater war-making powers.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:02
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), this morning released a draft proposal of an AUMF against the Islamic State that would authorize American ground troops to engage in limited combat in Iraq and Syria.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 06:40

Chairman Royce: “The Committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy from Secretary Kerry on how the Administration is going to confront this brutal and sophisticated terrorist group.”