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19 Junio 2017, 11:56 | Crisanna Felipe
Senate overwhelming votes to curtail Trump's power to ease up on Russia sanctions
But in a Senate panel Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned against passing a measure, saying it would make it more hard to improve U.S.
Trump has been a staunch supporter of improving relations with the United States' former Cold War foe. "But look, this bill is going to become law", Corker told reporters on Wednesday.
The Senate voted 53 to 47 in favor of the deal, which will sell $500 million in precision-guided munitions to the Kingdom. But it's important, he stressed, that President Donald Trump have the flexibility "to turn the heat up" on Russian Federation if necessary. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the plan left him with no good choice.
President Donald Trump hasn't officially eased any current sanctions, but he previously suggested he'd consider doing so if Russian Federation helped the USA fight terrorism.
The White House didn't mention the Iran sanctions part of the bill, but did appear to be down on the Russian Federation portion, saying they believe that the existing slew of anti-Russia sanctions are already plenty.
The amendment provides for an expedited process by which Congress can have hearings and then a vote on whether or not the reject the President's proposed lifting of any or all of the sanctions.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed tough sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran, sending the House of Representatives a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing penalties against Moscow.
"The speaker was a vocal proponent of the last round of sanctions and believes we must do more to hold Russian Federation accountable", said AshLee Strong, a spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan. The legislation was worked out by Sens.
The legislation, authored by Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., does not affect the current nuclear agreement with Iran - an agreement that Wicker has condemned. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat.
"This amendment also takes appropriate steps to ensure that current sanctions can not be unilaterally unwound by this administration", Shaheen said.
This bill still must go to the House for consideration; it's not clear whether it will be advanced by GOP leaders there, as the Trump Administration is not pleased with some of the details. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a separate probe.
The legislation comes after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federation sought to influence the American presidential election previous year.
Lawmakers also voted overwhelmingly earlier on Thursday to add provision to the bill allowing the US space agency NASA to continue using Russian-made rocket engines and reaffirming the usa commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.
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