Russia Findings Raise Hopes for US Sanctions Bill

I've been A Democrat for a week and I wonder what took me so long

"But weighing the equities, what was more important was passing the Russia-Iran sanctions bill", the California Democrat said.

Trump's attempts to mend relations with Russian Federation have been hindered by allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 USA election and colluded with Trump's campaign.

Trump's relationship with Russia has been in particularly sharp focus this month because he had his first meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Senate backed the sanctions legislation by 98-2 on June 15 but it has been stuck in the House of Representatives, amid partisan squabbling between Republicans and Democrats. There is some hope that they can add an administrative fix to address these concerns without making legislative changes that would force yet another Senate vote on the bill. But in the wake of that report, Trump Jr.'s statements regarding the meeting changed.

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House speaker Paul Ryan, said Democrats still were objecting to moving the Bill in its current form.

"Instead of defending the integrity of American democracy, instead of holding the Trump White House accountable for its complicity, instead of showing Russian Federation that there will be consequences, the House Republican majority does nothing", Pelosi asserted.

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The issue has become even more heated since emails released Tuesday showed that Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, eagerly agreed a year ago to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election. Do Republican support Russian cyber attacks on our elections?

House Democrats say the technical tweaks the Senate made last month make it more hard to bring a review resolution to a vote in the House.

They also objected to the fact that numerous sanctions are mandatory, meaning Trump could not waive them for national security reasons. The White House and the Kremlin have denied there was any interference in the election.

Pelosi-led Democrats used the tactic in February with a call for the Trump administration to release the president's tax returns, and immediately hammered Republicans when they voted the measure down 229-185.

"Any administration would prefer to conduct foreign policy 100% without involvement by Congress".

If the committee, which is chaired and dominated by Republicans, ignores the resolution, it could head to the floor of the broader House.

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