• Gregory Meeks Dec 4, 2020

    NY Rep. Gregory Meeks to Become First Black American to Chair House Foreign Affairs Committee

    Rep. Gregory Meeks won the approval of his Democratic colleagues Thursday to become the first Black American to chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee, one of the most powerful panels on Capitol Hill.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 18, 2019

    Young Climate Activists Call for Action in Congress

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee hosted a panel of activists on Wednesday to hear their testimony about climate change.

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Tillerson Says Kushner Conducted Foreign Policy Without Him

    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a transcript of a congressional hearing released Thursday. Tillerson, who was fired by Trump in March 2018, mentioned the story during a day of...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2018

    Trump Is Ignoring Sanctions on Russia for Ex-Spy Poisoning: Foreign Affairs Chair

    The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is chastising President Donald Trump for ignoring a deadline to decide whether Russia should face sanctions for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain with a military-grade nerve agent. The chairman, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., in a letter to Trump on Thursday that was obtained by NBC News, said...

  • president Nov 18, 2017

    Trump Delays New Policy on Importing Elephant Parts

    President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2017

    Defector: US Strike Would Trigger Automatic NK Retaliation

    A high-ranking North Korean defector told a congressional hearing Wednesday that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike on the country would trigger automatic retaliation, with the North unleashing artillery and short-range missile fire on South Korea. The testimony from Thae Yong Ho, former deputy chief of mission at the North Korean Embassy in London, underscored the high risk in using military...

  • United States Jun 14, 2017

    Senate Approves New Russia Sanctions for Election Meddling

    The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new package of sanctions to punish Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election, passing the measure 97-2 on Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee, having warned lawmakers the U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low and deteriorating further. He’s also cautioned against taking steps...

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