US Democrats introduce new bill on Russian Federation and Iran sanctions

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Democratic Party chair Tom Perez was elected to shake things up but Democrats remain divided and disinterested

Pelosi said, "This week we saw cold hard evidence of the Trump campaign - indeed the Trump family eagerly intending to collude possibly, with Russian Federation", - a hostile foreign power- to influence American elections.

The White House has publicly endorsed the current sanctions regime against Russian Federation, and legislative affairs director Marc Short said this week that the administration supports the new penalties in the bipartisan Senate-passed bill.

The off-camera press briefing on Tuesday, July 11th, did not bring any new insights into the latest developments on the Russian story relating to the email exchange between Don Trump Jr. and his PR acquaintance Rob Goldstone, who had brokered the meeting with a Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

But for now, in an effort to keep things clear, here are some of the basic facts on the main sets of sanctions the United States has levied against Russian Federation, including the Magnitsky Act, the sanctions leveled over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, and sanctions leveled over the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, Congressman Joaquin Castro introduced a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Secretary of State to provide Congress with any documents or communications records related to efforts to modify or revoke sanctions against Russian Federation.

"It would be a very strong statement for all of America to get that sanction bill completed and done, and to the president's desk", McCarthy said. The Iowa Republican says he wants Trump Jr.to appear "pretty soon", and it could be as early as next week.

In some ways, his position has evolved: from saying that the story of Russian interference was spread (and possibly invented) by sore-losing Democrats to conceding that Russia was behind the hacks of Democrats' computer systems, and ultimately to confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin about the allegations. "They're over it", Taylor said on CNN's "The Lead".

Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar pleas July 18
The court also took note of the fact of the enactment of the Aadhaar Act giving the scheme a statutory status. Recently, the Centre had termed Aadhaar a "transformational home-grown IT project".

On Friday, Republicans suggested reworking the legislation to add new sanctions on North Korea.

The most recent setback has come from Democratic opposition to a change that would limit the minority's ability to force a vote on a resolution of disapproval should the Trump administration decide to reverse sanctions.

And the State Department has confirmed ongoing discussions about Moscow's demand for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized by the Obama administration in December in response to US intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian Federation conducted a broad campaign to disrupt the election on Trump's behalf.

While the new bill is identical to what the Senate passed, it will be labeled as House legislation to avoid a procedural issue that prompted House Republican leaders to send the measure back to the Senate.

The Trump Russia scandal has spread to Congress as Democratic Reps. Two officials familiar with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation said the panel was now planning to expand its inquiry to include Donald Trump Jr.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Rep.

"I would not have taken a meeting, for sure", said former senator and two-time presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who was on the Hill on Wednesday.

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