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.
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is raising concerns about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s efforts to undermine democracy and the rule of law in the Central American country.
Venezuelan troops escalated their repression of protesters over the weekend as U.S. lawmakers continued to call for sanctions against government officials.
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged officials in El Salvador to uphold the integrity of votes in the country’s closely contested presidential election.
Iran has emerged as a leading cyber threat and has already hacked into the U.S. defense establishment and financial institutions, likely with the help of the Russians, according to a former chairman of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
A leading House lawmaker is calling on President Obama to publicly release the full text of the recently signed Iran nuclear deal, which is currently being held under lock and key in a secure compound on Capitol Hill.
The full text of the recently inked Iranian nuclear deal is being kept in “a super secret location” shrouded in “a cone of silence,” according to House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) member Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.)
Congressional opposition to the recently announced nuclear accord with Iran reached a critical tipping point this week as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle publicly lambasted the deal while pushing for tighter economic sanctions on Tehran.
A Florida Republican House member plans to introduce a bill halting U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it formally “recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” and cuts off all ties with the terror group Hamas.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) and 68 of her fellow members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging them to take diplomatic action to ensure the safety and homecoming of Jon Hammar, a U.S. citizen and Marine veteran being held in a Mexican prison.