Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states
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Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul
Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant
Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty
Senate jabs Trump in unanimous vote on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
20 June 2017, 01:16 | Guillermo Sutton
Mohammed Mossadegh speaks during his military tribunal trial in Iran in November 1953 following his overthrow in a CIA-backed coup
If it passes the House, President Donald Trump would have to either sign or veto a bill that the White House has had little response to so far.
The sanctions against Russian Federation are "in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, its brazen cyber-attacks and interference in elections, and its continuing aggression in Syria", according to the sponsors.
Democrats pressed for and succeeded in adding a measure that would restrict President Donald Trump - whose administration has been entangled in investigations into ties to Russian officials - from lifting the sanctions unless approved by Congress. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, both Republicans, were the only votes against it - bolsters existing sanctions and would allow Congress to thwart any presidential effort to curtail sanctions without congressional approval.
Mr. Putin said there was no reason to impose new sanctions and said at the heart of the new measures was the controversy in the US around contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian officials. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN. "This bill is the first time Congress has come together since the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, to do just that", Corker added.
A senior Trump administration official has told Politico that the White House will attempt to convince House Republicans to make "administration-friendly changes" to a bipartisan new Senate bill which slaps Russian Federation with Trump-proof sanctions in retaliation for the Kremlin's interference in last year's US presidential election.
Finally, it provides that no sanctions can be lifted by the President without Congressional review.
The new sanctions aim to impose new restrictions on Iran's ballistic missile program and to punish Tehran for "supporting terrorism and human rights violations".
The White House has been silent on the proposal and administration officials have been unclear on what the official position is.
"These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russian Federation and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished". Certain Russian industries, like its mining and metals industries, would also be targeted.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Trump administration was "committed to existing sanctions against Russia" but was "still reviewing the new Russian Federation sanctions amendment".
Though there's little dispute over Russia's interference in the election, questions remain over the objective and extent of the meddling.
79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire
The number of people killed in London's Grenfell Tower inferno climbed to 79 - but may rise even further, police said Monday. For police, fire and emergency crews inside the tower, "it is incredibly emotional working in there", Cundy said.
ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS Takes the Series to Egypt
Assassin's Creed Origins will offer another open world environment , which will be comprised of deserts and lush oases. Let us have a closer look at the five key announcements made at Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2017 .
Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft
Accessory manufacturer Hyperkin will be bringing back the original Xbox controller for the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X. The PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro would seem to match up nicely with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X .
'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson
We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this Holy Month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately. We call on Qatar to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors. "But he must do more and he must do more quickly".
Yanez found not guilty
Castile's case was particularly controversial because his girlfriend was streaming to Facebook live after St. A jury on Friday found Yanez not guilty of manslaughter for shooting Castile during a traffic stop.
Another late night in store for Cosby jury
Constand denies there was any romance between them and told jurors she had rebuffed his advances before the assault. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts, but they could be merged for sentencing purposes.