New bill with sanctions against Russian Federation presented in US House of Representatives

Jul 16, 2017, 00:42
New bill with sanctions against Russian Federation presented in US House of Representatives

"I resent that anybody would even consider it to be a stunt", Pascrell said.

"A big thing we have with China was, if they could help us with North Korea, that would be great", Trump said, but noted that the Chinese and Koreans have fought "numerous wars" throughout history, and Beijing can't just order Pyongyang about. "I'm trying to do a bipartisan bill, so I'm totally deferential to the decision made by all of the parties at the table".

The addition of the House's North Korean sanctions bill would be yet another twist for the Senate's legislation that includes both Russian Federation and Iranian sanctions, which passed 98-2 one month ago.

US President Donald Trump sent mixed signals about USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a conversation with reporters released by the White House on Thursday. That means it would take time for the Senate - mired in its health care fight - to consider a new North Korean sanctions measure added to the Russian Federation sanctions bill. But it would take a major shift in Republicans' stances for the effort to produce anything other than political fodder that could be used by Democrats in next year's midterm elections.

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"What you have to have here is a policy; A policy that says to other nations they will not interfere in our election", he said. The Russia sanctions measure passed by the Senate is part of a broader bill that also includes new sanctions on Iran.

The delay has frustrated Democrats, and some of Trump's fellow Republicans, who think the president is so eager to improve relations with Russian Federation that he will not retaliate for Moscow's global aggression. Energy companies are also raising concerns about several provisions.

The president also discussed his son's "short" meeting with a Russian lawyer, telling reporters the Donald "a good boy... a good kid". We have suffered a desecration of our democracy not seen since Watergate.

House Republicans continue to argue Democrats are part of the hold up because they are trying to change language that was added in the last Senate version that restricts who can raise an objection in Congress to how Russian Federation is complying with sanctions.

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Lawmakers and aides have been negotiating for weeks to try to craft a compromise that would allow the Russia-Iran bill to move forward.

House committees have 14 legislative days to debate and vote on a resolution of inquiry before it is automatically discharged to the full House, giving members the chance to force a floor vote.

House Democrats' objection stems from language in the updated bill that would have removed the ability of a disapproval resolution to be brought up under a privileged motion, removing the ability of the minority to call up a vote.

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