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.

Obama informs Congress of airstrikes to retake Mosul dam

US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Sunday that he had authorized "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces, which retook the country`s largest dam earlier from militants.

PM Narendra Modi not to address US Congress

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be addressing the US Congress when he comes calling September end for a summit with President Barack Obama.

Modi extended open invite to address US Congress joint session

In a goodwill gesture, Speaker of US House of Representatives John Boehner has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress at a date convenient to him.

US Congress approves $225 million for Israeli ``Iron Dome`` system

The US Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel`s "Iron Dome" missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

Top Republican to resign from US Congress

Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.

Wikipedia blocks `disruptive` edits from US Congress

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives for "disruptive" revisions on the online encyclopedia.

83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Narendra Modi

Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress.

US Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact

The US Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran`s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb. 

Indian PM should address Congress: US lawmakers

US lawmakers were spearheading an effort Friday to get Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States in September. 

Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up US efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

US high court rebukes Barack Obama on recess appointments

US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Barack Obama acted illegally when he made recess appointments to a key government agency, a decision that appears to block any president`s ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by making appointments without congressional approval.

Indian-Americans lobbying for US Congress invitation for Modi

Indian-American groups have launched a campaign to win more lawmakers` support for a move to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress when he visits US in September.

Narendra Modi gets invite to address US Congress

Uncle Sam`s embrace of Narendra Modi is complete. From denying him a visa to enter United States to inviting him to address a joint session of the US Congress, Washington appears keen to build bridges with India`s new Prime Minister.

Amendment to stop funding to Pakistan defeated in US Congress

The US House of Representatives has defeated an amendment to the Defence Appropriations Bill to stop American funding to Pakistan. The amendment was moved by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who alleged Islamabad had undermined efforts to combat terrorism. The amendment was defeated in a voice vote yesterday.