US Close to Deal on Russia Sanctions Bill

"When the Senate votes 98-2 on anything, it's a safe bet that it's a widely bipartisan and broadly accepted bill", the Boca Raton Democrat said Tuesday afternoon.

The legislation, however, has stalled in the House as the administration works to soften the congressional reach.

Trump has failed to submit names for hundreds of vacant jobs, and the administration has submitted incomplete paperwork or delayed ethics forms for many other nominees, Schumer said.

Engel said House Republicans are also discussing other changes to the bill, which he says would complicate working with the Senate to clear the bill through both chambers, "It only plays into my fear that they are trying to throw everything in the kitchen sink at this bill to make it impossible to pass it", he said.

"I'm a Russian Federation hawk".

Senators who shepherded the Russian Federation sanctions deal, which was added onto a bill leveling new sanctions against Iran, have been frustrated with the House fight, and are trying to stay out of it.

"What happened with Donald Trump Jr. just underscores how Russia was operating", Cardin said, referring to the disclosure that the president's son met in June 2016 with someone identified as allegedly working with the Russian government having derogatory information on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election.

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But Ryan said he wanted to transfer the draft law to the revised Senate proposal and said the Democrats in the Congress were responsible for the delay. She called the decision by Democrats to introduce the original Senate bill "grandstanding and not a serious effort to resolve this issue and hold Russian Federation accountable".

"The decision comes down to one thing: Does the House want to take up Russian Federation sanctions or not?" he said.

Officials from the Treasury and State departments met last week with House congressional staff to voice their concerns over the congressional review section of the bill.

Democrats and Republicans are still fighting over how to implement fresh sanctions against Russian Federation over alleged interference into the 2016 USA election.

The issue has become even more heated since emails released Tuesday showed that Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, eagerly agreed a year ago to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election.

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short told reporters Monday that the Trump administration is "fully supportive" of the sanctions levied in the bill but continued to have issues with the restrictions it would place on the executive branch.

"We relied upon the House, and it was told to us it was technical in that it had the proper sign off", Cardin said. Those modifications included a tweak that Democrats complain would weaken Congress's ability to block Trump from removing sanctions.

Texas lawmakers and energy companies have raised concerns about the way the sanctions could affect the USA energy sector, although the Senate disagrees that it's an issue. "But aside from those issues, we want to get this done". After all, this is the same party that wouldn't issue a joint statement with Obama condemning Russian election hacking during the 2016 campaign.

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