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News and updates about Congress

Is it time for an Orthodox Jewish woman in Congress?

Is it time for an Orthodox Jewish woman to make history in Congress?

Redistricting, especially in Jewish communities, supports Democratic candidates regardless of incumbents running again.Should I run? Op-ed.

AOC staffer calls Israel a 'racist European ethnostate'

AOC staffer calls Israel a 'racist European ethnostate' in social media post

A staffer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Israel a “racist European ethnostate” in a social media post.

Rabbinic group calls for Congress to respect 'family values'

Orthodox rabbinic group calls for Congress to respect 'family values'

Coalition for Jewish Values urges Congress to respect traditional views and also to place serious consequences on antisemitic statements.

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked carjacked within 24 hours

Illinois State Senate Majority Leader and Pennsylvania Congresswoman both have their cars stolen less than a day apart.

50 Congressmen urge Biden to add Israel to Visa waiver program

50 Congressmen urge Biden to add Israel to Visa waiver program

Bipartisan group of House members send letter to Sec. of State Blinken asking Biden Admin. to add Israel to US visa waiver program.

Trump's former lawyer completes prison sentence

Trump's former lawyer completes prison sentence

Michael Cohen, who was Trump's personal lawyer, was convicted in 2018 of tax evasion, bank fraud, and lying to Congress.

US: Women could be required to register for the draft soon

US: Women could be required to register for the draft soon

Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act would expand draft to include women as well as men over the age of 18.

New ZOA head to represent Steve Bannon in court

New ZOA head to represent Steve Bannon in court

David Schoen, who represented Donald Trump in his impeachment proceedings, to represent Steve Bannon on contempt of Congress charges.

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

Bennett meets delegations led by US Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

Top Trump aides subpoenaed in probe of Capitol attack

Top Trump aides subpoenaed in probe of Capitol attack

Lawmakers probing January 6 assault on US Capitol issue subpoenas to top aides of former President.

Trump: Israel literally controlled Congress until 10 years agoplayer

Trump: Israel literally controlled Congress until 10 years ago

Former president laments growth of anti-Israel sentiment in Congress. 'Israel had such power, and rightfully, over Congress.'

US looking to Israel, Gulf to replace Chinese drug production

Report: US looking to Israel, Gulf to replace Chinese drug production

Congress formulates outline to establish drug production system in Middle East as alternative to Chinese drug production.

House votes to hold Trump aide in contempt of Congress

House votes to hold Trump aide in contempt of Congress

House of Representatives votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying subpoena from committee investigating Capitol riots.

House committee approves contempt charges for Trump ally

House committee approves contempt charges for Trump ally

House committee investigating January 6 attack on the US Capitol formally approves holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

Samaria leader battles in Washington against construction freeze

Samaria leader battles in Washington against pressure for construction freeze

Head of the Samaria Council to US government: We will not cease the building in Judea and Samaria.

Trump sues to block records from Capitol riot probe committee

Trump sues to block records from Capitol riot probe committee

Former President seeks to block White House records from his tenure being obtained by congressional committee investigating January 6 riot.

Sanders to support Iron Dome funding bill

Sanders to support Iron Dome funding bill

Sanders agrees to back bill providing funding to Iron Dome after being assured that humanitarian aid will also be provided to Gaza Strip.

Abortion, Texas and Roe v. Wade

Abortion, Texas and Roe v. Wade

The thing about abortion is that conflicting rights are in competition: the woman’s right to her body v. the child’s right to life. Op-ed.

Gen. Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Gen. Mark Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Top American military commanders testify to Congress that they recommended keeping several thousand troops in Afghanistan.

Congress – the co-equal and systematic ally of Israel

Congress – the co-equal and systematic ally of Israel

The US Constitution, aspiring for a limited government and a non-monarchical president, gave Congress power in many crucial areas. Op-ed.

Biden tweet mocked as 'economically illiterate'

Biden tweet mocked as 'economically illiterate'

US President tweets that his $3.5 trillion economic package will cost "zero dollars," and is criticized for touting economic impossibility.

ZOA calls out Squad members for blocking Iron Dome funding

Zionist Org of America calls for Squad members to be removed from Congressional committees

ZOA calls out far left Squad members after two incidents this week where they moved to block defensive funding allocations for Israel.

Did AOC cry after Iron Dome vote?player

Did AOC cry after Iron Dome vote?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez changes initial 'no' vote to 'present' as House passes bill to resupply Iron Dome.

'Those who oppose US support for Israel got their answer today'

'Those who oppose US support for Israel got their answer today'

Israeli leaders praise US Congress for passing bill to provide $1 billion to resupply Iron Dome.

Congress approves Iron Dome resupply funding

Congress approves Iron Dome resupply funding

Bill to resupply Iron Dome batteries passed after it was removed from emergency funding bill at behest of leftists in Congress,

Democratic lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Democratic lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Tim Ryan tests positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, in latest breakthrough case among Congress members.

Muslims, Jews press US government for kosher, halal food relief

Muslims and Jews join in Congress to press US government for kosher and halal food relief

Congressional letter backed by Muslim and Jewish groups urges govt. kosher and halal meat available through an emergency food program.

Congress marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 with rabbi's prayerplayer

Congress marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 with rabbi's prayer

House of Representatives marks 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with prayer by rabbi and retired US Navy chaplain.

GOP congressman compares Auschwitz tattoos to vaccine passports

GOP congressman compares Auschwitz tattoos to vaccine passports

Kentucky congressman Thomas Massie compares COVID measures to Holocaust, prompting an intern’s resignation.

Infrastructure bill offers $50 million to religious institutions

Infrastructure bill includes $50 million in funding for at religious institutions

New trillion dollar infrastructure bill moving through Congress would offer $50 million to religious institutions for energy efficiency.

US lawmakers call on EU to fully ban Hezbollah

US lawmakers call on EU to fully ban Hezbollah

US lawmakers introduce resolution urging EU to fully designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Jewish groups push to keep progressive candidate out of congressplayer

In Ohio, Jewish groups push to keep progressive candidate out of congress

Activists warn that if Nina Turner gains ground in her run for Congress in Ohio, it could mean trouble for Israel down the road.

Congressional trips to Israel postponed to 2022

Congressional trips to Israel postponed to 2022

AIPAC-affiliated congressional trips to Israel set for August delayed over Delta variant concerns.

Biden to ask Congress to replenish Iron Dome

Biden to ask Congress to replenish Iron Dome

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff confirms he intends to present to Congress a budget request to replenish Iron Dome.

Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus relaunches at AJC event

Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus relaunches at AJC event

US Congressional caucus focuses on promoting cooperation between Jewish and Latino members of Congress on areas of mutual interest.

Fighting for Israel in Congressplayer

Fighting for Israel in Congress

With Guardian of the Walls at an end, some USA lawmakers are fighting to protect Israel from criticism for the operation.

"Squad" member Ayanna Pressley attacks Israel in speech

"Squad" member Ayanna Pressley attacks Israel in speech

Pressley accuses Israel of "police brutality and state-sanctioned violence" while making no mention of rockets from Hamas and other groups.

UFO report expected in June: 'We're under siege'player

UFO report expected in June: 'We're under siege'

Pentagon whistleblower warns of intelligence failure 'unheard of since 9/11.' Experts cite multiple encounters 'over dozens of years.'

Watch: Sen. Cruz can't help dozing off during Biden speechplayer

Watch: Sen. Ted Cruz struggling to keep his eyes open as Biden stumbles around speech

Senator Cruz seen struggling to remain awake during Biden's first address to a joint congressional meeting.

Biden: America is on the move againplayer

Biden: America is on the move again

Biden in address to Congress: We will work closely with our allies to address the threats posed by Iran and North Korea.