Congress Seeks to Restrict U.S. Travel to Syria

New bill would level harsh penalties for unauthorized travel
Members of Ahrar al-Sham brigade, one of the Syrian rebels groups, exercise in a training camp / AP

A new bill would severely restrict Americans from traveling to Syria and would imprison violators for up to 20 years for breaching the restrictions.

The bill, authored by Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.), was authored in response to a large influx of foreign fighters in Syria, including at least 50 Americans who are suspected of training and colluding with terror groups in the region.

Rep. Frank Wolf’s Office: Legal Representation Obtained by CIA Officer

Claims agent is facing a backlash for refusing to sign Benghazi non-disclosure agreement
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) / AP

Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R., Va.) office publicly disclosed on Tuesday the name of the D.C. law firm said to be representing a CIA employee who is allegedly facing backlash for refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement prohibiting discussion of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Lawmakers, Activists Seek Info from Administration on Sept. 11 Anniversary

Say administration continues to prevent investigation
U.S. consulate in Benghazi / AP

One year after jihadist militants stormed a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, lawmakers and former military personnel say the Obama administration continues to stonewall investigations into the incident.

Rep. Wolf Proposes Creation of Syria Advisory Group

Wolf hopes diplomats could bring ‘relevant parties to the table in Geneva’
Frank Wolf / AP

Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.), author of the bill that created the Iraq Study Group in 2006, petitioned the president on Monday to immediately establish the Syria Advisory Group, which he said could help the administration make diplomatic overtures across the region.

Frank Wolf Demands Answers on Benghazi Attacks

Va. Republican asks questions as media attention drifts from attacks
Frank Wolf / AP

Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) has called on the secretary of defense and attorney general to explain why “not a single terrorist” involved in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, “has been brought to justice” after murdering four Americans.