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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

In this April 23, 2020, file image from video, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation Thursday, June 17, 2021, to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq. (House Television via AP) ** FILE **

Democrat-led House panel votes to repeal war-on-terror authorization

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment Tuesday tied to next year's defense spending bill that would repeal the 2001 war authorization that has provided the domestic legal authority to execute the global war on terror following the attacks on 9/11. Published July 13, 2021

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Senate panel moves forward on AUMF repeal vote

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said Monday that he will move forward on a committee vote to repeal two Iraq War authorizations after a closed-door hearing on the matter. Published July 13, 2021

In this April 2, 2021, file photo the U.S. Capitol is seen behind security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The fencing installed around the Capitol after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection will start being removed as soon as Friday, July 9, but most visitors are still not allowed inside the iconic building. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  **FILE**

Capitol fence coming down as early as Friday

The House Sergeant at Arms has announced the U.S. Capitol Police will begin removing the fence surrounding the Capitol since the Jan. 6 attack as early as Friday. Published July 7, 2021

In this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, file photo, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  **FILE**

MTG sparks controversy with more Nazi comparisons

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared the Biden administration's COVID-19 policy to Nazi-era practices Tuesday, just weeks after publicly apologizing for statements equating mask mandates to labeling Jews with the Star of David. Published July 7, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks about the June jobs report in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Friday, July 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Lawmakers press Biden administration for details on Afghan evacuation

Lawmakers are growing frustrated with the Biden administration's silence on key details about the proposed evacuation for Afghan interpreters and others whose lives will be in jeopardy after U.S. troops leave the war-torn country at the end of the summer. Published July 2, 2021

Tucker Carlson, host of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  **FILE**

House GOP lawmakers request NSA watchdog probe of Tucker Carlson’s claims

House Judiciary Committee ranking Republican Rep. Jim Jordan joined fellow GOP lawmakers Thursday in calling for the National Security Agency's inspector general to investigate claims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the NSA monitored his electronic communications. Published July 1, 2021