The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international body’s agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.
President-elect Donald Trump has been meeting with a who’s who of top Republican talent, including those who had expressed reservations about his candidacy in the early days of the campaign, a move that has earned the next president praise as he seeks to build a cabinet filled with GOP policy heavyweights.
Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.
Leading members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened on Thursday to subpoena all documents related to the State Department’s production of its annual human trafficking report amid accusations that the agency inflated assessments for several strategically important countries.
The Obama administration is scrambling to reassure members of Congress about an impending nuclear deal with Iran amid a still growing controversy that has publicly pitted senior State Department and White officials against the New York Times and veteran D.C. reporters.