• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update – March 11, 2016

    Mar 11, 2016

    1. IsraelUS-Israel Economic Relationship: On March 1, Senators David Perdue (R-Georgia), Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) introduced SRes 38…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – February 29, 2016

    Feb 29, 2016

    1. Terrorism(1) Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (HR 3892) – On February 23, the House Judiciary Committee approved HR 3892,…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Religion and Politics

    Congressional Update – February 25, 2016

    Feb 25, 2016

    Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (HR 3892)On February 23, the House Judiciary Committee approved HR 3892, a bill to designat…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Glossary of Legislative Terms

    Feb 16, 2016

    Act – A bill passed in identical Form by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President or enacted over his veto. Also called a Public Law.Amendm…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Security and Defense

    Congressional Update – February 16, 2016

    Feb 16, 2016

    1. PalestinePLO Office – On February 10 Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Subcommittee on …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – January 20th, 2016

    Jan 20, 2016Roxanne Perugino

    Roxanne Perugino

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Understanding The US Legislative Process

    Jan 10, 2016

    Forms of Congressional ActionUnder the US Constitution, Congress initiates legislation. Legislation passed by Congress must be signed by the President to becom…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Foreign Assistance Legislation: The Authorization and Appropriation Process

    Jan 9, 2016

    Authorization versus Appropriations LegislationTheory: In theory, Congress should follow a two-step legislative process (authorization and appropriation) that …