The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday he sees “a number of” troublesome issues in the Iran nuclear deal.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) was appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide.
For two Jewish Congressmen, the fierce debate over a U.S. strike in Syria has been an opportunity to take the lead on a matter they feel passionately about — albeit from opposing sides.
The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Barack Obama on Friday to order air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government after the apparent gassing deaths of hundreds of civilians.
When it comes to Israel, terrorism and Islamic extremism, Congress never says what it means or means what it says. It’s all kabuki and shadowboxing, J.J. Goldberg writes.
I was among some 6,000 reproductive-rights advocates who attended a rally for women’s health over the weekend to stand up for Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose in the face of the most dangerous political assault on women’s rights we’ve seen in years. The signs in the crowd were witty, the long and varied list of speakers and performers was impressive — with young women, reproductive justice advocates and women of color well-represented and kicking butt. Kathleen Hanna of the famed Riot Grrl musical movement even spoke about her own experiences going to Planned Parenthood in her early days as a struggling musician.
The administration’s Saturday announcement of the new aid package to Saudi Arabia and Israel caught many lawmakers by surprise. But it took less than 24 hours for leading foreign policy congressmen to make clear that if Bush wants to pour money on Saudi Arabia, he better get ready for a fight on Capitol Hill. Leading the opposition are Jewish lawmakers Tom Lantos, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Engel and Robert Wexler.