The Crapo Amendment on Russian Federation mostly was created to prevent the president from removing any sanctions without Congressional permission, but quickly expanded to include large new sanctions against mining and energy production within Russian Federation. It's not like the sanctions are a surprise to President Putin, who has been following the anti-Trump hysteria in Washington fairly closely.
The measure is meant to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 US election, its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for Syria's government in the six-year-long civil war.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are debating parallel legislation, though it is unclear whether it would be met with the same bipartisan support as it did in the Senate, which would be required in order to survive a potential veto.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) hailed the lopsided vote in favor of the Iran sanctions bill that he helped shepherd to passage with the Russian Federation measure attached, but he stopped short of echoing previous predictions that Trump would sign the combined sanctions legislation once it clears the House.
Linking the Russian Federation sanctions to Iran measures will make it more hard for US President Donald Trump to take actions to ease sanctions on Russian Federation and would prohibit the president from doing so without Congress' approval.
Sen. Lindsey Graham's resolution passed 100-0 after Trump waffled on his commitment to Article 5.
This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do But unlike those two, Sphero's Spider-Man toy focuses more on interacting with kids through actually speaking to them. He's only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and conversations are never retained or shared.
In a 98-2 vote, the Senate approved tougher measures against Iran's ballistic missile program, due to the country's support for terrorist groups and its record on human rights.
Corker told reporters that "I only have talked a little bit with" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who testified twice this week that the White House would prefer "flexibility" to adjust Russian Federation sanctions as needed.
A day earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a plea for patience from lawmakers in relation to Russian Federation, saying the administration feared being "handcuffed" by the new measure. Rand Paul (R -KY) and Bernie Sanders (I - VT). In a series of tweets, Kerry urged lawmakers to "tread carefully" in pushing ahead with new Iran sanctions in the wake of President Hassan Rouhani's re-election to another four-year term.
Trump announced at a news conference last week that he would support Article 5 after he failed to mention it in a speech at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters last month.
Bernie Sanders. Sanders says he's anxious the legislation, which also includes sanctions against Iran, could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal. It would require the administration to explain any moves to ease or lift sanctions, and create a new mechanism for Congress to review and block any such effort.
The event kicks off on Saturday with host team Russian Federation meeting New Zealand in the tournament's opening game in St. Russia's victory showed it can win a big game at home, even if Putin is in the arena.
Court records reviewed and obtained by NBC News show that Hodgkinson was charged in 2006 with assaulting his girlfriend. According to police reports, Hodgkinson has twice been involved in gun-related matters involving law enforcement.
Oil stockpile draws will accelerate in the second half of 2017, according to BP Plc Chief Economist Spencer Dale. Output at major American shale fields will reach a record in July, according to the EIA .
For its part, Saudi Arabia went all in behind the Egyptian military, which ousted Morsi just over a year after he was elected. Now, after a visit last month by President Trump to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, they have done worse.
Gloria Allred , an attorney representing more than 30 Cosby accusers, welcomed the prosecutors' decision to seek a retrial. Constand's attorneys released a statement following the mistrial, thanking both the jury and the prosecutors in the case.
In the interim, he said, he hoped more people would come visit the area as a result of the publicity afforded his wife's stunt. Jones, who suffered broken bones and severe bruising, lived to describe his initial harrowing plunge on national TV.
With the par for the day being reduced to 69, she was five-under 64 for the round and Aditi had a 66, which was three-under. Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits her tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Kingsmill Championship.
He opened the season as Shea Weber's partner on the top defense pairing, but quickly found himself lower on the depth chart. Beaulieu immediately improves the Sabres' blue line under new coach Phil Housley, a Hall of Fame defenseman.
In 2016, one of the NBA's unprotesting players received a ton of flack from fans and commentators for a game-changing move. So he and a friend headed to Oakland and snagged a prime spot along the Warriors parade route by 3 a.m.
Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president. Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
Almost two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove President Trump's job performance , a new poll released Friday shows. Altogether, 80 percent of Republicans approve of the job Trump is doing, and 90 percent of Democrats disapprove .
Hall also slashed.349/.439/.674 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBIs as Valdosta's No. 3 hitter. Romero posted a 3.51 ERA, 20 walks, 85 Ks, and a.256 BAA in 10 games (seven starts) and 48 2⁄3 IP this season.
Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food
Baby food versions of apple and grape juices and carrots had more samples with detectable lead than the regular versions. This spurred the organization to examine data from the FDA's Total Diet Study for specific sources of exposure for kids.
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".
OR becomes first state to allow third gender option
OR became the first state in the union to allow a third gender option for non-binary people who don't identify as a man or woman. The third option - a non-binary gender - will be reflected with an X starting July 3, 2017.
Sheriff: Escaped inmates still on the run, stole a pickup
Dozier said that when he was alerted to their deaths, "The pain and anguish that was in the toes of my feet went up to my heart". The manhunt for the two Georgia inmates accused of killing two correctional officers as they escaped a prison bus is expanding.
Apple's new app rules tighten grip on China's tipping
It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. At WWDC, Apple reported that they've paid out $70 billion to developers, with 30% of that ($21 billion!) in the past year .
E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is Coming For Nintendo Switch
Though it may not release for more than a year, here's are wishlist for features we want in a Pokemon Nintendo Switch game . It is unknown at this juncture when the game will be released or which studio is developing it.
Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance
Attorney General Mark Herring is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is Republican John Adams, a Richmond attorney. Gillespie ran largely on pocketbook issues, like lowering the state income tax rate, but kept Trump at arm's length.