The US House of Representatives approved by a 419-3 vote on Tuesday a new version of a bill that would impose sweeping sanctions on Russia , Iran and North Korea , and limit President Donald Trump's ability to lift the restrictions on Moscow .
The wide, bipartisan support for the law means Congress could override a presidential veto. Russian Federation will also close down the embassy's recreational retreat on the outskirts of Moscow as well as warehouse facilities. Trump has yet to sign off on the package. The legislation was in part a response to conclusions by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, and to further punish Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea in ...
Trump's desire, often expressed during the 2016 presidential campaign, to improve relations has been hamstrung by findings from US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered to help the Republican against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Stung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the USA must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities. The U.S. Ambassador to Moscow , John Tefft, has "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" over Russia's decision to cut U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow and seize a dacha compound and warehouse used by American diplomats, a State Department official said on Friday.
Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by USA diplomats to relax from August 1, as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow .
We're all here", Rauner said. Rauner called lawmakers to Springfield this week for three days of a special session to deal with the issue, but with no bill to act on and no negotiations occurring, he's spent time blasting Cullerton and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago for holding up the process.