The Department of Defense has canceled its deal to buy Mi-17 helicopters from a Russian state arms exporter that has also supplied arms to the Assad regime, after the proposal was met with an outcry from congress.
Republican senators said Wednesday that the president’s comments about a potential default could destabilize the economy.
A bipartisan group of senators asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in a letter sent Friday to put sanctions on Russian banks that have helped Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.
As the Obama administration considers a plan to confiscate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stash, lawmakers and experts are warning that the regime still has an ample supply of highly dangerous biological weapons.
Republicans in the Senate want to make sure the federal government does not become involved in the financial maelstrom hitting Detroit, which filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history last week.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) criticized the Senate immigration bill’s approach to border security during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday morning.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas) expressed alarm over the Obama administration’s reported efforts to get professional sports organizations to promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in letters to the commissioners of six leagues on Friday.
Sens. John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would impose sanctions upon the government of Iran, according to a press release.
The IRS softball team canceled its previously scheduled game against Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn’s (R., Texas) office on Friday, as tensions between the IRS and conservatives mount in the face of widening scandal.