• Washington Policy Weekly
    Security and Defense

    Momentum Builds for War Powers Reform

    On August 3rd, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) held its long-awaited open hearing on authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs). This marks…

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    IraqUS Foreign Policy

    Is Washington Rethinking Its Partnerships in the Middle East?

    There appears to be a slow but noticeable shift in Democratically-controlled Washington as to the countries with which the United States seeks to work closer a…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jul 26, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationBassam Barabandi Rewards for Justice Act. On July 20, the House overwhelmingly approved H.R. 1036, the Bassam Barabandi Rewards for Ju…

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    US Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jul 19, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery reports on House and Senate hearings on the US Agency for International Development’s role in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon; Senate…

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    US Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jul 12, 2021Marcus Montgomery

     I. CongressCongress was away on recess for the July 4th holiday.1) Personnel and CorrespondenceCODEL Travels to Israel, Occupied Territories, Qatar. Afte…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Foreign Policy

    House Democrats Outline Foreign Policy Priorities in FY22 Budget

    The Democratic-controlled House Appropriations Committee last week passed the federal government’s fiscal year 2022 budget. Some notable changes could affect U…

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    US Foreign Policy

    On Capitol Hill, COVID-19 Recovery Aid Seen as Potential Weapon

    Jun 29, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Included in Arab Center Washington DC’s June 21 report was a brief description of a kerfuffle between Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) and some of his constituents…

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    US Foreign Policy

    The Latest Congressional Drama over Israel

    Jun 14, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Once again, Democratic Party infighting—with the disingenuous prodding of House Republicans—has briefly roiled Capitol Hill. This latest round of drama feature…