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The committee approved the treaty on a 12-6 vote. All Democrats approved along with Republican Sens. John McCain and John Barrasso .
Despite calls for an arms embargo against Russia in light of the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine last week that killed nearly 300 people, the European Union on Tuesday chose to stick with incremental measures to push Moscow to rein in Ukrainian separatists.
Three Senate committee chairmen are urging President Obama to impose broad sanctions against Russia's defense, energy and financial firms in response to Russia's involvement in the downing of Flight MH17 last week.
About 150 protesters - including several dozen from Newtown, Conn. site of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School - gathered on a quiet street in Greenwich where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was attending a fund raiser for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley.
Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, who died Sunday, is seen at a 2013 press conference pleading with Congress to increase restrictions on guns.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an immigration crisis at the nation's Southern border.
A notable word was missing from President Obama's brief statement on Ukraine on the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning: sanctions.
The United States and other world powers extended the deadline to reach a comprehensive final agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program to November 24, 2014.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Leonard Lance were among those who spoke Monday morning at a rally supporting Israel amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The dichotomy should come as no surprise. Last week, a headline about a Gallup poll suggested that many Americans think immigration is the nation's most pressing problem.
Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Democratic Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he advocated stronger sanctions against Russia, even before a passenger jet was shot out of the sky over a Russian-backed area of Ukraine: "So, for me, I think that the West, including the United States, has to have a far more significant ... (more)
President Obama answers questions after delivering a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Some members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has jurisdiction over matters of international nuclear energy, said they were not given any updates about the status of the nuclear negotiations with Iran, which were extended Friday to Nov. 24. "They don't consult us," said Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY : Secretary of State John Kerry; Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 02:39 am
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