Jewish groups and lawmakers have mostly united to defend the White House plan to admit some Syrian refugees, with many making emotional comparisons to Jews’ flight from Nazi Germany. Which ones have bucked the trend and why?
The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed legislation on Thursday to boost security screenings for Syrian refugees and suspend President Barack Obama’s program to admit 10,000 of them in the next year, defying a White House veto threat.
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the speaker of the House of Representatives, who played a key role in this year’s United States-Israel crisis, is stepping down.
The marble visages of 23 historic lawgivers overlook the U.S. House of Representatives chamber: 11 on the east side, 11 on the west and Moses in the center — with all 22 others facing north toward him.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans on Thursday to add new conditions before President Barack Obama can waive any sanctions under the Iran nuclear deal.
The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday, in a symbolic vote engineered by congressional Republicans who object to the deal.
Lawmakers will begin a high-stakes debate on a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal when they return from a summer recess on Tuesday, ready to resolve an issue that stirred a passionate partisan division in Washington.
President Barack Obama is gradually building support in the U.S. Congress for an international nuclear deal with Iran, working the phones to counter lobbying against the pact and sending a letter to lawmakers urging them to support it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the United States Congress would likely not muster the two-thirds majority needed to reject the recent accord over Iran’s nuclear program.
In a letter to Congress, 340 U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism expressed support for the Iran nuclear deal.