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Congress To Pass Bill Preventing Trump From Softening Russia Sanctions

Congress isn’t going to let President Trump bring anymore disgrace to Office by letting the Russians off the hook so easily. Trump may have taken a passive approach when he confronted Russian President Putin at the G20 summit, but Congress isn’t having it. In fact, according to The Hill, on Tuesday, the House is expected to on a bipartisan bill that would limit the Trump administration’s ability to lift sanctions on Russia.
 

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The sleazy Trump administration has already encouraged lawmakers to soften the provisions limiting its ability to lift sanctions. However, Congress is respectfully ignoring the requests of the White House and the bill is expected to head to President Trump’s desk without the requested changes.

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On Saturday, it was announced that the bill finally got around all the procedural hang-ups and was ready to be voted on. What’s more, the bill will be considered under an expedited process that requires a two-thirds majority for passage. Lucky for us, that also translates to it’ll pass by a veto-proof majority.

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Not only does the legislation impose new sanctions on Russia, the bill would also allow lawmakers to vote to block the Trump administration from making changes to sanctions policy. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said: “The legislation ensures that both the majority and minority are able to exercise our oversight role over the administration’s implementation of sanctions.”

 

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Yet, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi voiced her concern that adding in the North Korea sanctions could add unwanted delays in the Senate. But she did say she supports the Senate. “It is essential that the addition of North Korea to this package does not prevent Congress from immediately enacting Russia sanctions legislation and sending it to the President’s desk before the August recess.” Are you glad the House is taking the necessary steps to limit Trump’s power?

 

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