Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to disregard Israeli reports of Iran’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon.
Congress approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity on Wednesday.
The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second.
A bipartisan group of freshmen congressmen called on the Obama administration to use all the sanctions passed by the House of Representatives against Iran to stop it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
On Sept. 29, the House of Representatives passed a bill that slashes nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). It’s difficult to capture just how monumental a shift this is in American policy.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.
The U.S. House of Representatives foreign operations appropriations bill now under consideration does not stop assistance to Egypt despite the recent coup, in part because of considerations of Israeli security.
At 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Amelia Barnachea waited in a copy shop in downtown Los Angeles, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. "I'm exercising," the diminutive Filipina-American home health aide explained, looking very spry for her 72 years.
Israel will not object to a planned five-percent cut in the annual military aid package from the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said.
Liberal Jewish groups fired a verbal barrage against a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives, calling it “egregious,” “outrageous,” “an affront,” and “deeply disappointing.”
The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee discussed the potential Iranian threat and instability in Syria with Israel's prime minister.
A slate of Republican congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution that would support an Israeli strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program.
The sequester is expected to cost Israel $155 million in defense assistance.
A Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would make Israel a "major strategic ally," a unique designation.
Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.
Vice President Joe Biden will address the upcoming AIPAC policy conference.
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Three Jewish groups praised the U.S. Senate's reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and urged the House of Representatives to follow suit.
The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed legislation that makes clearer the eligibility of religious institutions for disaster relief.
Four years ago, while Democrats danced at inaugural balls, Reps. Cantor and Ryan dined at The Caucus Room, a Capitol Hill steakhouse, along with other top Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and Sens. Jim DeMint, John Kyl and Tom Coburn.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the European Union and its member states to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization and impose sanctions on the group.
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Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.
Congress wants to at least double the Obama administration's funding request for anti-missile cooperation with Israel.
When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.
A letter urging House negotiators to preserve tough new Iran sanctions in a defense budget bill over Obama administration objections is being circulated in the House of Representatives.
Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The following are descriptions of eight congressional races of particular Jewish interest, plus four others featuring potentially viable Jewish contenders.
Congress approved a broad array of new sanctions targeting Iran, and the White House suggested it would implement them.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
President Barack Obama said in an interview that he has failed to advance the Middle East peace process “the way I wanted.”
Ron Barber, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won her seat in a special election.
Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), a veteran Jewish member of the U.S. House of Representatives, lost his primary election bid against another incumbent, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill allowing Israeli investors to reside here to oversee their businesses in this country, which backers say will spur job creation and economic growth.
The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms and enhances U.S. policy commitments to Israel’s security.
Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again. Ackerman, who has served 29 years as a Democrat from Queens/Long Island, said he was stepping down at a time that his reelction was reassured.
The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States.
A mostly Republican slate of 89 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama urging him to fully enforce sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank. The letter sent Thursday, first reported by the Weekly Standard, was signed by 85 Republicans and four Democrats who emphasized that the president cannot view these sanctions as “advisory only.”
The U.S. House of Representatives leadership urged President Obama to take the next steps toward sanctioning Iran's Central Bank.
The U.S. House of Representatives again is considering Holocaust compensation legislation that has pit survivors against some leading Jewish organizations.
Seven Jewish House members urged President Obama to conduct an intensive review of the country's relationship with Turkey.
In a blow to Democrats, a Republican candidate captured the heavily Jewish New York City congressional district previously represented by Rep. Anthony Weiner.
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer told Israeli President Shimon Peres that the Palestinians "would be making an error" in seeking U.N. recognition without negotiations.
A total of 81 members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be touring Israel this month.
Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), one of the most consistent opponents of pro-Israel legislation, said he will not run again as a congressman.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to authorize the construction of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for fallen Jewish chaplains. The bill was approved Monday night and now moves to the Senate.
A bipartisan delegation of U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers is in Israel this week. The delegation, including Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), and Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) had meetings planned with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni.
Rep. Michael Grimm became the first Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives to back the latest push for clemency for Jonathan Pollard. Grimm, a freshman from Staten Island, N.Y., says in a YouTube clip posted Tuesday by a supporter of the convicted spy for Israel that he visited Pollard at his North Carolina prison two weeks ago.
The Orthodox Union told Florida's House of Representatives that it backs a repeal of a law that bans public funds for faith-based schools, activities and charities. The law's current language bans public funds "in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution."
France's national railroad must publish its World War II-era records if its American subsidiary is to win a Maryland train contract. Under legislation approved unanimously Monday by the Maryland House of Delegates, SNCF must catalog and put online records relating to its transportation of 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from the suburbs of Paris to the German border from 1942 to 1944. The company was paid per head per kilometer to deport the Nazi victims, according to reports. Critics say that since the war, the company has refused to apologize for its actions.
The majority of Republican freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a letter committing to current levels of defense assistance to Israel. Among the 87 freshmen, 65 have signed the letter initiated by Reps. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) and Austin Scott (R-Ga.) to the party's House leadership.
U.S. House of Representatives leaders urged President Obama to veto a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution that slams Israel on settlements and urges a return to direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Jewish groups are calling on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans. Cohen, addressing the House of Representatives Tuesday night in a debate over a Republican bill to repeal last year's heath care reforms, likened GOP claims to tactics used by the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels. "They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” he said. He also called the Republican claims a "blood libel."
Joe Straus, overwhelmingly reelected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, strongly repudiated attacks on his Jewish faith. "Attacks on people's religious beliefs have no place in this House," Straus, a Republican, said Tuesday after winning the vote 132-15, according to reports filed via Twitter by KPRC, a Houston NBC affiliate. The KPRC reporter, Mary Benton, said Straus was given a standing ovation.
In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.
The U.S. House of Representatives called on President Obama to veto any United Nations Security Council resolution recognizing a Palestinian state.
Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives elected Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) their majority leader in the next Congress.