May 03, 2018

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey urge Senate leaders to ensure Congress briefed on North Korea negotiations, summit

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country's two leaders.


Arguing that Congress has played an important role in shaping the United States' North Korea policy -- including authoring various sanctions against the country -- the senators further called for Senate leaders to press the administration for monthly briefings so lawmakers can remain fully informed as negotiations move forward.

The senators, who noted that they "strongly support a diplomatic solution to freeze and ultimately denuclearize the Korean Peninsula," contended that communication between the White House and Congress is needed as the Trump administration engages in such talks.

Read the full article on the Springfield Republican website here.

By:  Shannon Young
Source: Springfield Republican