Democrats in the U.S. House of representatives introduced a version of the bill on sanctions against Russia and Iran on Wednesday, 12 July, hoping, hoping to give a signal to the President of the United States Donald Trump about the need for tough policy of the Kremlin. About it reports Reuters.
“The document is not different from the text that on 15 June by a majority of votes approved the U.S. Senate but in the House of representatives, it still has not been put to a vote”, – stated in the message.
While part of the representatives of the Republican party controlling the House of representatives and the Senate, there are no signals about support of the bill.
Democrats accuse Republicans of ignoring the vote for the proposed package of sanctions in regard to the reluctance of the administration to trump make the point that he will be able to weaken the sanctions against Russia only with the consent of Congress.
Democrats say that the Senate has weakened the paragraph, but a new bill, submitted by them on July 12, will eliminate the change.
According to the speaker of the house of representatives, Republican Ryan Field, a bill providing for sanctions against Russia will be adopted as soon as possible.
But he believes that the bill is still necessary to overcome procedural barriers.
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June 14, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to tighten sanctions against Russia over its occupation of Crimea, support for the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and hacker attacks on the servers of the Democratic party before the election of 2016. The document will come into force after approval in the House of representatives and the signature of the President of Donald trump.
The new restrictive measures affect European companies cooperating with Russia in the energy sphere. The authorities of Austria and Germany have criticized the possible tightening of US sanctions.