In the U.S. Congress, the Republicans slowed down the procedure of consideration of the bill providing for the adoption of economic sanctions against Russia and limiting the powers of the President to remove previously imposed restrictions. Reported by the Associated Press.
Instead of resorting to the procedure for the expedited vote after last week, the Senate passed the package by a majority of 98 votes, the Republican leadership in the House of representatives sent a document for consideration to the Committee on foreign Affairs.
The opposition has expressed concerns about delays in the process. In particular, a member of the house of representatives from new York Eliot Engel, the senior in rank among the Democrats in this Committee, stated that it was concerned that the direction of the bill in Committee will give the administration of President Donald trump the ability to soften the rules.
“The Republican leadership must immediately submit it for consideration to the chamber could vote on it and send it to the President’s Desk,” said Engel in a statement.
Speaker Paul Ryan believes that Congress needs to do more to attract Russia to account. His spokesman Ashley strong said about the order of consideration of the document in the lower house will be decided after its evaluation, the Committee on foreign Affairs. Strong didn’t say how long it will take this procedure and whether the changes in the bill on sanctions.
Earlier it was reported that the White house plans to push Republicans in the House of representatives to amend the bill on the new anti-sanctions amendment, beneficial administration trump. The administration is concerned that the bill in its current form “will link Trump hands in Russian-American relations.”
June 14, the Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. In the event of approval, American companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. It is also proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies. The document also limits the President’s authority to lift sanctions.
Formally, the provisions on anti-Russian sanctions embedded in a broader bill, providing for stricter sanctions against Iran.