| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633 billion in spending for 2014, strengthening protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and easing some transfers from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON Lawmakers scurried Tuesday to avoid failing to pass a defense authorization bill for the first time in more than a half-century, as the nation's top military commander warned that further delay might imperil U.S. troops stationed around the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
By Timothy Gardner
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators are
preparing legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran in six
months if an interim deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear
program goes nowhere, penalties that Iran's foreign minister...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The leaders of three U.S.
Senate committees asked intelligence officials on Friday for
regular briefings on whether Iran is complying with an interim
agreement to rein in its nuclear program, as Congress...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration."
But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...