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Whether President Obama wants to admit it or not, the United States never really pulled out of Iraq. The president has sent his request for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to Congress, but it's getting push back from both sides of the aisle.
President Obama’s request for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is running into trouble on both sides of the aisle, with some Republicans now arguing the White House should place no restrictions on the use of ground troops.
Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) on Wednesday said he will not support President Obama’s request for the use of force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), becoming the first Democrat to formally come out against the proposal.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Turkey-US Interparliamentary Friendship Group will send a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry in response to another letter sent by members of the US Congress to Kerry concerning the arrests of Turkish journalists and the status of media freedom in Turkey.
A large number of members of the US Congress have voiced concerns on the recent arrest of media members in Turkey and called on Secretary of State John Kerry to press the Turkish government to secure press freedom in the country.
The LGBT Equality Caucus is once again calling on U.S. House members to show solidarity with LGBT people by joining the organization — except this time there’s a price tag.
Democratic leaders in Congress haven’t been too receptive to President Barack Obama’s push for new trade deals — so he’s turning to a freshman.
On Tuesday, Obama sent a letter directly to Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), arguing that reaching new trade agreements is the only way to stop China from dominating the global markets and letting its lax standards run the world.
Click here to see Congressman Ted Lieu at hearing on Oversight and Government Reform, courtesy of Getty Images.
Seeking to build on the Obama Administration commitment to making the United States fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality both at home and abroad a foreign policy priority, U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA 47th District) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced the International Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 in both the House and Senate.
It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because there is no federal law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination, even though many states have their own policies that are more inclusive.