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Jerry Nadler: Jews need ‘political power to fight antisemitism’

During debate, Congressman argues that as NYC’s 'last Jewish Rep.' he’s needed in Congress to combat antisemitism and BDS.

Jerry Nadler: Jews need ‘political power to fight antisemitism’

US Congress passes landmark gun legislation

First new gun measures in three decades to be sent to President Biden to be signed into law.

US Congress passes landmark gun legislation

Republicans in Congress condemn Biden for upgrading Palestinian Affairs Unit

Sen. Bill Hagerty, Rep. Lee Zeldin, and 80s legislators release statement condemning Administration over PA Unit in Jerusalem.

Republicans in Congress condemn Biden for upgrading PA Unit

Rudy Giuliani will not testify at January 6 committee

Deal that would have been Giuliani testify and provide documents to House committee investigating Jan 6 capitol riots falls apart.

Rudy Giuliani will not testify at January 6 committee

Jan. 6 committee votes to hold two Trump advisers in contempt of Congress

House committee investigating January 6 riots votes unanimously to hold Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in contempt of Congress.

Jan. 6 committee: Hold Trump advisers in contempt of Congress

Zelenskyy begs US Congress for aid

President Volodymyr Zelensky asks US Congress to help save his country.

Zelenskyy begs US Congress for aidplayer

Congressmen raise concerns over Iran nuclear deal

Bipartisan group of 21 Members of Congress write to Biden, urge him to address concerns on looming agreement with Iran.

Congressmen raise concerns over Iran nuclear deal

Pelosi to lead Congressional delegation to Israel

Congressional delegation to visit Israel, Germany and the United Kingdom to focus on security, economy and governance.

Pelosi to lead Congressional delegation to Israel

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.

Is it time for an Orthodox Jewish woman in Congress?

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.

AOC staffer calls Israel a 'racist European ethnostate'

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.

Rabbinic group calls for Congress to respect 'family values'

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.

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours

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.

50 Congressmen urge Biden to add Israel to Visa waiver program

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.

Trump's former lawyer completes prison sentence

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.

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

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.

New ZOA head to represent Steve Bannon in court

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

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

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

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.

Top Trump aides subpoenaed in probe of Capitol attack

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.'

Trump: Israel literally controlled Congress until 10 years agoplayer

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.

US looking to Israel, Gulf to replace Chinese drug production

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 votes to hold Trump aide in contempt of Congress

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.

House committee approves contempt charges for Trump ally

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.

Samaria leader battles in Washington against construction freeze

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.

Trump sues to block records from Capitol riot probe committee

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.

Sanders to support Iron Dome funding bill

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.

Abortion, Texas and Roe v. Wade

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.

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

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.

Congress – the co-equal and systematic ally of Israel

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.

Biden tweet mocked as 'economically illiterate'

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.

ZOA calls out Squad members for blocking Iron Dome funding

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.

Did AOC cry after Iron Dome vote?player

'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.

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

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,

Congress approves Iron Dome resupply funding

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.

Democratic lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

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.

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

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.

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

GOP congressman compares Auschwitz tattoos to vaccine passports

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

GOP congressman compares Auschwitz tattoos to vaccine passports

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.

Infrastructure bill offers $50 million to religious institutions

US lawmakers call on EU to fully ban Hezbollah

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

US lawmakers call on EU to fully ban Hezbollah

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.

Jewish groups push to keep progressive candidate out of congressplayer