Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP’s latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a “rush to war.”
Del. Kumar Barve is the first Maryland lawmaker to announce he will run for Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s congressional seat.
The D.C. Council is debating how much information to provide to Congress about members and staff who worked on a bill to tax and regulate marijuana.
About 57 Democratic Senators and Representatives boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his address to Congress that Israel and the United States must stand together to stop Iran.
Vote could come as early as Tuesday, funding for the DHS is scheduled to run out at midnight Friday.
Conservative House Republicans are saying it’s better to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days if it means undoing President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
House Republicans sounded a retreat from a battle that could partially shut down the Homeland Security Department, agreeing to push short-term funding for the agency while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is urging Congress to investigate claims the Illinois Republican used taxpayer and campaign funds for private travel.