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US House Passes Bill, Sanctions Against China Interfering In Dalai Lama's Succession

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:16 AM

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that authorises financial and travel-sanctions against Chinese-officials who interfere in the process of selecting the successor to the Dalai-Lama, the exiled spiritual-leader of Tibet. Introduced by Congressman James P McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the bill was passed by an overwhelming vote of 392 to 22 on Tuesday.
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Mike Pompeo Agrees To Testify On Iran, Iraq Policy: US House Committee

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:46 AM

A Democratic-led U.S. House-of-Representatives committee said it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq-policy, after threatening a subpoena over previous refusals to appear. Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the House-Foreign-Affairs-Committee, said he spoke to Pompeo and he had agreed to appear at a hearing separate from the committee's annual-budget hearing.