U.S. Congress

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 06:30
The White House said Wednesday that it “strongly opposes” a Republican-crafted emergency spending bill, in part because it contains no funds for an Israeli missile defense system.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:08
US House and Senate staffers will meet throughout August to hammer out a compromise Pentagon policy bill as a fallback plan should the latter chamber fail to pass its version.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:06
The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday that states the Senate’s support of Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks and condemns a “bias” United Nation’s report.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:02
The Senate could act this week on a $3.5 billion supplemental that contains $225 million the Pentagon and Israeli leaders say is needed to begin replenishing that country’s Iron Dome interceptor missiles.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:24
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to provide Israel emergency funding for its Iron Dome missile defense system.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:40
One senior House Democrat says including millions for an Israeli missile defense program in a broader spending bill could delay — or even kill — the funds.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:29
The Senate’s top Republican supports doubling US funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense program, but just how the extra $225 million passes the chamber remains unclear.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:27
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a “sustained combat role” without congressional approval. The bill is likely to have greater symbolic than legal effect.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:58
A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of July 21
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:54
Republicans and Democrats showed a rare display of bipartisanship last week when members of both parties criticized the Pentagon’s $58.6 billion war budget request, but experts say Congress will likely approve the measure.