Washington Policy Weekly

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 18, 2022Imad K. Harb Zahraa Alribeawi

    James Risch (R-Idaho), introduced S.3467 to withhold US contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Dec 13, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Tensions in Congress rose as the Senate prepared to vote on a joint resolution providing congressional disapproval of US…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Dec 6, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman introduced a bipartisan bill to curb the development of Iran's unmanned combat aerial…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 29, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Twenty-five House Democratic members wrote a letter to Secretary Blinken expressing their concern about Israel’s plan to build 3,400…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 22, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Republicans want to prevent the Biden Administration from opening a consulate in Jerusalem and the State Department confirms that…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 15, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    House Democrats issued a joint statement regarding the State Department’s notification of arms sales to Saudi Arabia sent to…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 8, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart introduced S.3151 and H.R.5840 urging the US secretary of state to designate…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 1, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Florida) introduced H.Res.744 condemning Iran for its persecution of the minority Bahai community, in violation of…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Oct 25, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsky introduced the Combating International Islamophobia Act (H.R.5665). The bill mandates that the State Department…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Oct 18, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    The House subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on October 15 held a briefing on “Tunisia: Examining…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Oct 12, 2021Imad K. Harb Isabella Absi

    Earlier this week, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blocked an accelerated vote on the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Oct 4, 2021Isabella Absi

    The Libya Stabilization Act (H.R.1228) passed the House of Representatives in a roll call vote. Initially introduced in late…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Sep 27, 2021Isabella Absi

    Progressives in the US House of Representatives attempt to block $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system while…

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    President Biden’s Mixed Policies for the Middle East

    Sep 20, 2021

    Marcus Montgomery writes that President Biden is reversing some US policies regarding the Middle East, such as declassifying information…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Sep 13, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    A bipartisan group of House members introduced H.R. 5148 to establish a joint US-Israel center to study and develop…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    The fallout from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been fierce and partisan. Although it is largely symbolic and…

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    Washington Policy Weekly

    Aug 30, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Democratic members of the House draft legislation to help Iraqi and Afghan refugees settle and find employment in the…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Aug 23, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress Congress is still observing its August recess. The House is expected to make an earlier return than…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Aug 16, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Senate hearings on US arms sales to the Middle East and the state of human rights in Morocco; Department…

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    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…