As the Obama administration considers a plan to confiscate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stash, lawmakers and experts are warning that the regime still has an ample supply of highly dangerous biological weapons.
Two Republican senators are asking for answers following an armed Environmental Protection Agency inspection of an Alaskan gold mine in August.
Lawmakers on Thursday urged U.S. officials to maintain stringent pressure on the regime of longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and questioned U.S. funding of a regional association that declared the country’s recent election results credible despite widespread allegations of voting irregularities.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Wednesday during an address at the Heritage Foundation said his foreign policy views are somewhere in between those of Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and that he opposes U.S. military intervention in Syria because it is not in America’s national security interests.
Medical industry experts criticized the Obama administration’s secret implementation of Obamacare’s “data hub” in a congressional oversight hearing Wednesday afternoon investigating the security of the law’s infrastructure.
Former officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday urged members of Congress to centralize oversight and codify the responsibilities of a department whose budget has more than doubled since its creation about a decade ago.