Here's what you need to know about the U.S. sanctions on Russian Federation

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short, who spoke to reporters at an off-camera briefing said Monday that the White House is'fully supportive of the sanctions themselves but was lobbying to get flexibility in applying them

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker Calls for House to Move Ahead on Russia Sanctions

Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, predicted that the matter would be cleared up quickly and brought to the floor for a vote this week.

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

McCarthy, R-Calif, did not tell what Pompeo was referring to.

The Senate of the U.S. Congress on June 15 approved a bill providing for new sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran.

"I would never take the sanctions off until something is worked out to our satisfaction and everybody's satisfaction in Syria and in Ukraine", Trump said, adding later: "I've made great deals". The proposed sanctions involve a reduction of the maximum period for market financing of Russian banks to 14 days, and companies in the oil and gas sector - to 30 days. The sanctions debate comes amid intense focus on Russia interference into the 2016 US presidential election and investigations into the nature of the Trump campaign's relationships with Russian contacts. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with their Democratic colleagues from their states.

The petroleum association said the expansion would penalize US oil companies, not just Russian companies, and cost them potentially billions of dollars in jobs and economic activity. "I think frankly they did not realize the outcome of striking some of the language which assured a vote by everybody".

The bill would enable the legislative branch to halt a reversal or lifting of sanctions by the White House with a majority vote. Trump administration officials have been up on Capitol Hill lobbying against the measure.

The addition of the House's North Korean sanctions bill would be yet another twist for the Senate's legislation that includes both Russian Federation and Iranian sanctions, which passed 98-2 one month ago.

The Russia sanctions legislation was written as an amendment to a bill imposing new sanctions on Iran over issues including its ballistic missile program. The bill has been mired in the House ever since. House Republican leaders said the bill ran afoul of a constitutional requirement that legislation involving revenue start in the House.

Democrats and Republicans are still fighting over how to implement fresh sanctions against Russian Federation over alleged interference into the 2016 U.S. election. Slovenia, which has joined sanctions against Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea and meddling in Ukraine, has been very careful to portray Putin's visit on Saturday as strictly informal and not against the European Union policies.

They say language in the bill adds burdensome disclosure requirements that could put them at a competitive disadvantage with non-US companies working on global deals. "This is different from the Senate process, where any member can do so; the House ought to have the same authority". "This is a smokescreen to a bill that needs to get done now".

The economic sanctions are part of a package that also places sanctions on Iran.

"The issue is, is the House going to take up Russian Federation sanctions or not?"

But Ryan suggested that the House might address these concerns with changes to the measure. "There are some policy issues with respect to making sure that we don't actually inadvertently help Russian oligarchs and oil firms".

"We may not share the same philosophy, we may not share the same type of... view of the world, but the fact is there are some issues of common concern", Gorka told CNN.

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