Shutdown averted for now as Congress extends US funding

TThe US Congress passed a $1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Saturday, capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama.

US Congress passes Russia sanctions, arms for Ukraine

The US Congress on Saturday unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Barack Obama and hardening American lawmakers` response to a Kremlin-backed insurgency in Ukraine.

US Congress passes 2015 spending bill after bruising fight

 The US Congress passed a $1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Saturday amid intense partisan wrangling, sending the measure to President Barack Obama and averting a government shutdown.

US Congress approves fresh sanctions on Venezuela

The US Congress gave its final approval Wednesday to new sanctions against Venezuelan officials accused of violating the human rights of anti-government protestors this year.

US Congress agrees on $1-tn budget bill to avoid shutdown

 US Congressional leaders have agreed on a budget bill of $1 trillion to finance the federal government until 2015 and avert a government shutdown like the one which occurred last year.

Congress seeks report on US-Pak security cooperation

 The US Congress has sought to enhance its monitoring of Pakistan, in particular its counter-terror actions, by asking the Obama administration for a six-monthly report on US-Pak bilateral security cooperation.

US Congress moves toward OK for financing war on IS jihadists

 US congressional negotiators late Tuesday approved an emergency funding package to pay for military operations against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria, and a vote is expected in the coming days.

US Congress report debunks Benghazi attack claims

A probe by a Congressional committee into the September 11, 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi debunked allegations that President Barack Obama`s administration fell down on the job.

Tulsi Gabbard completes National Guard activation duty

 Influential lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, has completed her active duty call-up with the Hawaii Army National Guard in response to the lava flow on the Big Island.

Republican controlled Congress may favour India: US expert

After the Republican victory in the US mid-term, Congress is likely to be more interested in doing more with India on security, energy, and foreign policy, according to an American expert on South Asia.

White House and Republican leadership spar on immigration

Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.

Pak using militants as proxies to counter Indian Army: Pentagon
Pak using militants as proxies to counter Indian Army: Pentagon

In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military.

US lawmaker to display Modi's signed Indian map in his office

A top American lawmaker has said he would display a map of India autographed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his office at the US Congress.

India and the US – from 1947 to present

Relations between India and the United States have been on an up-and-down trajectory since Independence in 1947.

Verma would make an excellent US Envoy to India: Congressmen

Top American lawmakers and eminent Indian-Americans have hailed President Barack Obama's decision to nominate Richard Rahul Verma as his next envoy to India, noting that he would make an excellent ambassador.

Obama asks Congress to approve aid to rebels in fight against Islamic State

President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to authorize aid for rebel groups fighting in Syria, a move that would put lawmakers on record backing his strategy to defeat Islamic State militants.

US Congress may soon vote to arm, train Syria rebels

US lawmakers could vote within days to authorize the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, with Democrats drafting the legislation Wednesday in an effort to reverse advances by the Islamic State (IS).

US House formally condemns Obama for Guantanamo prisoner swap

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give Congress a 30-day notice before exchanging prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban who were being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Obama tells lawmakers he has authorisation for Islamic State fight
Obama tells lawmakers he has authorisation for Islamic State fight

US President Barack Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday that he had the authority he needed to take action to destroy the militant group Islamic State, signaling again that the White House will not ask Congress to vote to approve his plan.