• Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update – November 17, 2016

    Nov 17, 2016

    (1) Congressional Elections Senate Results: The failure by the Democrats to gain control of the Senate is a bitter loss for the Democratic Party. A few short w…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    House Votes in Favor of Syria Sanctions

    Nov 17, 2016

    On Tuesday, November 15, the House agreed, by a unanimous voice vote, to pass HR5732, the Caesar Civilian Protection Act of 2016, a bill that would impose new …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Election Edition

    Nov 7, 2016

    Senate ElectionsIn less than 24 hours, voters will elect 435 Members of the House of Representatives and 34 Senators.  Up until last week it appeared that Demo…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranReligion and Politics

    Congressional Update – October 28, 2016

    Oct 28, 2016

    I. JASTA Update:The 28 Senators who sent a letter expressing concern over the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism legislation (JASTA) – after having voted fo…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – October 13, 2016

    Oct 13, 2016

    Congress remains adjourned until mid-November when it will return to face a crowded legislative agenda. The House will return on Monday, November 14 with the S…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Congressional Update – September 30, 2016

    Sep 30, 2016

    I. Congress Overrides Presidential Veto to the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)On Friday, September 23 President Obama sent his veto message f…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congress Overrides Presidential Veto of JASTA Legislation

    Sep 29, 2016Roxanne Perugino

    Despite an intensive lobbying effort by Saudi Arabia’s many lobbyists against the Justice against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the House and Senate…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – September 23, 2016

    Sep 23, 2016

    Despite several pressing issues, such as the need to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) by September 30, Congress is determined to press the Obama Administratio…