The top Republican and Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to investigate the cause and medical effects of the sonic attacks on at least 24 U.S. diplomats and other personnel in Cuba.
Iran is on the pathway to fully restarting its contested nuclear weapons program due to insufficient international inspections of its military sites and caveats in the landmark nuclear deal that permit it to reengage in nuclear enrichment work within the next several years, according to experts who testified Wednesday before Congress.
Various media outlets said after Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night that the speech showed a new side of the president.
Democratic congressional leadership apparently had no prior knowledge of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D., Hawaii) trip earlier this month to Syria, where she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Lawmakers came out swinging on Thursday afternoon after the State Department issued a blanket denial regarding statements that Secretary of State John Kerry made to members of Congress earlier that morning about the potential need for new sanctions on Iran.
Concerns amongst lawmakers and officials escalated in light of robust evidence Bashar al Assad’s forces carried out a chemical attack on civilians earlier this week.