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President signs sanction bill...but By limiting the Executive’s flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together.

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The non recognition of the evolving alliances and our growing weakness as we try to be the world's policemen is lost on this President as he is a paid for shill of the Russians. We have never been more at risk in my lifetime as the illusion of a superior military has been compromised by a blank check to the MIC to make record profits, while this fool will lead us into military conflict with utter incompetence.

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The centerpiece of the legislation—and the portion that has rightly generated the most media attention—is the congressional review provision, which has been dubbed the Russia Sanctions Review Act of 2017. This provision essentially prohibits President Trump from lifting any existing sanctions against Russia without first explaining to Congress in a report what he has gotten, or will get, from the Russians by way of concession. The legislation requires the administration to send the report to the appropriate congressional committee, at which point the clock begins to tick. Congress then has thirty days to hold any hearings and consider a resolution of approval or disapproval under expedited procedures. (The exact procedures were one source of debate throughout this process and are discussed in more detail here.)

The provision is drafted quite broadly to cover actions that have any ameliorative effect despite falling short of formally lifting sanctions. For example, congressional review is required for a waiver, “a licensing action that significantly alters United States’ foreign policy with regard to the Russian Federation,” and any action which would allow Russia to regain access to properties in Maryland and New York.

A number of stakeholders have levelled a variety of constitutional arguments against the review provision, First, there are those—including the White House—who argue that it impinges on the President’s inherent Article II powers. As the Washington Post reported in June:..."

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trump & Russia on same page again.
Damn you legislative branch!
Also Russia knows about your erectile dysfunction Señor Bald Head.

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Only the GOP could give us a President who's first piece of legislation passed is designed to curb his ability to commit further treason.

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