Tillerson was once at a restaurant where he ran into Kushner dining with the Mexican foreign minister - who never told Tillerson he was in town.
The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday.
More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.
Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel’s government on Sunday to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians and said settlement expansion is weakening prospects for peace.
A rebellion by conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday delayed the first congressional vote on the nuclear agreement with Iran and raised the possibility that lawmakers might never vote on a resolution disapproving of the pact.
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.
Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, in a blow to President Barack Obama’s hopes of building more significant support for the pact.
Democratic U.S. Senators Cory Booker and John Warner said on Thursday he would vote in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran, calling the pact between world powers and Tehran “the better of two flawed options.”
Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski said on Wednesday she will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving of the deal.Thirty-two Senate Democrats and two independents who vote with the Democrats now back the agreement.
Sen. Robert Casey, a Pennsylvania moderate, and Chris Coons of Delaware will back the nuclear deal with Iran, putting the White House within a hair of ensuring Congress won’t block it.