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Baby Steps.
Author: Raine    Date: 07/26/2017 13:09:25

Last night, this happened.
The House on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to advance new financial sanctions against key U.S. adversaries and deliver a foreign-policy brushback to President Trump by limiting his ability to waive many of them.

Included in the package, which passed 419 to 3, are new measures targeting key Russian officials in retaliation for that country’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as sanctions against Iran and North Korea in response to those nations’ weapons programs.

Members of the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have resisted the congressional push — in particular a provision attached to the Russian measures that would require Congress to sign off on any move to relieve those sanctions.


The bill goes back to the Senate for another vote. Back in June, the Senate voted 97-2 on sanctions for Russia and Iran.
Congress will consider imposing new sanctions on Russia and Iran as well as North Korea, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to changes that will allow the legislation to move ahead. The bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent.

An earlier form of the sanctions legislation had sailed through the Senate with a 97-2 vote last month. But that legislation focused only on Russia and Iran. It then lost momentum in the House after representatives said they wanted to include North Korea. That conflict has been resolved, lawmakers say.


CBS radio is reporting that Russia is not happy and is suggesting it will retaliate. I don't have a link but will update when one is available.

It's a small, but important, step to curb what the lunatic in the White House can and cannot do.

Let's see what insanity this day brings us. Sessions is still in Twitlers crossfire. Will he be fired today?

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Raine

 
 

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