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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 on Tuesday to approve an amended version of a bill that would give Congress a vote on any final nuclear deal with Iran.
Democratic senators joined some of their Republican colleagues in calls for U.S. military aid to Ukraine following a closed-door briefing with senior Obama administration officials, the Associated Press reports.
Republican lawmakers and foreign policy experts blasted President Barack Obama’s announcement on Tuesday that he would fully withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 as a move that could embolden the Taliban and eventually lead to a resurgence in violence.
The Senate is getting set to reassess the country’s war authorization in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Senate insiders tracking the debate.
Controversial housing finance reform legislation making its way through the Senate Banking Committee was co-written by a former mortgage trader for Countrywide Financial and Wachovia, two of the subprime mortgage behemoths at the center of the housing market crash in 2007.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) is said to be standing in the way of a bipartisan bill aimed at sanctioning human rights abusers in Venezuela, where anti-government protesters have come under violent attack by supporters of its Socialist government.