Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla (D) has asked dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to withdraw their support for legislation aimed at making Puerto Rico the 51st state.
Rep. Ted Poe said the West was willing to sell out Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Four House Republicans are pressing the State Department to better explain its oversight of a United Nations agency that has been accused of facilitating anti-Semitic activities.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) urged President Obama Sunday to “reverse course” on a nuclear deal with Iran.
Over the weekend, the administration announced a deal to stop Iran from enriching uranium, an effort to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.
A small group of House members has proposed legislation setting up an international version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which would require the United States to act to prevent violence against women and girls around the world.
Senate majority leader said he's committed to voting to strengthen Iran sanctions.
The Senate passed a bill Monday that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to unbury military service members in national cemeteries if they committed a capital crime.
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) introduced the Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act after Koehl she was shot by a service member. Michael Anderson was buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery, but Coats argued he shouldn’t have been since existing law prohibits anyone convicted of a federal or state capital crime from receiving a military honor burial.
A bipartisan group of House members is demanding a new report from the State Department on how millions of dollars are being spent to help Haiti recover from a 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people.
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Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before a Senate committee next week about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Senate Democrats nearly ratified the United Nation’s convention last year, but fell just six votes short. The treaty promotes equal rights for people with disabilities around the world.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called on Congress Thursday to toughen sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
He introduced a bipartisan bill, the Syria Sanctions Enforcement Act, Thursday, saying it was necessary to stop Assad’s “murderous regime.”