Groups say Obama nominee Richard Rahul Verma could repair the fractured relationship.
The administration is holding little back when it comes to Obama's climate agenda.
The package includes $46 million for Ukraine's security forces, but no lethal aid.
"It's getting worse," said Obama. "It's spreading faster and exponentially.
Senior Democrats want Obama to announce increased military aid for Ukraine.
“I know he does,” Pelosi said. “I've studied this issue for a really long time."
Reid, though, said lawmakers should pass legislation to accelerate aid to moderate rebels.
Obama met with congressional leaders Tuesday and will address the nation tomorrow.
“I’m inclined to not rush in to anything,” he told reporters before a meeting with Obama.
The Wisconsin senator called for destroying ISIS "as quickly as possible."
Rep. Schiff (Calif.) warned against allowing a president to do "basically what they choose."
House Foreign Affairs panel leaders urged Obama to expand strikes against ISIS.
Obama welcomed the "full and energetic exercise of democracy."
Obama thanked lawmakers “for the speed and seriousness" they brought to the issue.
The measure to arm and train rebels is expected to pass the Senate next.
The House will vote Wednesday on the measure and a stopgap spending bill.
Obama said new penalties target areas important to Putin and people "close to him."
Obama is asking for authority to train and equip Syrian rebels.
The former White House spokesman will begin tonight, analyzing Obama's speech.
Rep. Jim McGovern said lawmakers shouldn't "shirk our constitutional responsibility."
Inhofe said the bill allows Obama to "use all necessary and appropriate force."
Both House and Senate lawmakers introduced bills to authorize action against ISIS.
He said the U.S. and Europe would "broaden and deepen" measures, downplaying a cease-fire.
The senator asked Obama to "at least tell us what the goal is" against ISIS.