Administration failed for years to report on companies that might have violated sanctions.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday said they would keep pressing for answers from the Obama administration on the Benghazi terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, hours after House Democrats urged them to "get past the Benghazi witch-hunt."
Lawmakers want to help Ukrainian forces defend themselves against a Russian invasion.
The White House commended the way Ukraine is handling recent protests.
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would ensure the United States doesn’t recognize Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea and its resources.
“The American response must be much greater than a verbal slap if we want Putin to understand his actions in Ukraine are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Coats said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “Congress must refuse to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.”
The agency chief implied similar U.S. programs exist "all around the world."
On Tuesday, the secretary of State seemed to blame Israel for a recent impasse.
Legislation to bar Iran's ambassador to the U.N. sets up a political quandary.
Kerry faced wide-ranging criticism about the handling of the Middle East and Ukraine.
The Republican Jewish Coalition slammed Kerry for laying the blame on Israel.