The bill on sanctions against Russia can return to the U.S. Senate before the August recess, Senator

The head of the foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate Bob Corker believes that the failure in Congress of a bill on the reform of the health system will provide an opportunity to address the bill on sanctions against Russia. He stated this on Tuesday, July 18, according to Politico.

According to the Senator, the legislation that is now in Congress, can return to the Senate for a second vote before the August recess.

On 15 June, the Senate passed a bill on new sanctions against Iran and Russia. The bill introduces restrictions against individuals and organizations that contribute to cyber attacks and are behind the provision of arms to the Syrian government. Sanctions can affect the mining, metallurgical, shipping and other sectors of the Russian economy. For final approval, the initiative should support the House of representatives, then the bill goes to the President for approval.

June 26, White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that the Senate had violated procedure during the adoption of the bill on strengthening sanctions pressure.

July 10, Director for legislative Affairs the White house mark Short said that the administration of Donald trump supports the introduction of new economic sanctions against Russia and Iran, however, rejects the restrictions of the powers of the President provided for the project.

On 16 July representatives of the Republican party in Congress demanded to rewrite the bill. The official reason for the suspension called a «technical error» made by the authors of the document.

In response, the Democrats suggested that their opponents intentionally delaying discussion of the bill, against the assertion which has been repeatedly made in the White house.




The bill on sanctions against Russia can return to the U.S. Senate before the August recess, Senator 19.07.2017

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