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house Bill H. Joint Res. 30

Blocking Sanctions Relief for Companies Linked to a Russian Oligarch

Argument in favor

This bill would wisely reverse the Trump administration’s flawed decision to offer sanctions relief to three companies connected to a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska, who is linked to Paul Manafort and is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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01/17/2019
Letting Trump relax sanctions shows the true character of republicans. While Americans go without paychecks, many still forced to work, they bailout Russian companies. maga my ass.
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Thelma's Opinion
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01/17/2019
There should be no relief of Russian sanctions as long as they remain a hostile foreign power.
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Chris's Opinion
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01/17/2019
It’s absolute madness that the senate couldn’t get enough support for this. Hashtag treasonous actions. Moscow Agent Governing America MAGA
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Argument opposed

The Treasury Department’s decision to lift sanctions on the three companies connected to Oleg Deripaska didn’t change the fact that he is personally sanctioned and will continue to be. This bill is an attempt to show non-existent impropriety.

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01/17/2019
This is a prime example of how DJT is being manipulated by vlad the impaler
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Richard 's Opinion
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01/17/2019
It’s high time America stopped blaming Russia for its own problems. Russia didn’t elect a president with 3 million fewer popular votes, America did. If Russia influenced the election, they did a piss poor job of it. Did Trump try to rig the election? Without a doubt. And we KNOW Hillary did. Washington corruption is positively astounding. Not surprisingly they try point the finger away from the guilty.
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01/17/2019
I am amazed at how high and mighty everyone in this group is considering that most of the merchandise that we receive from China and buy in our grocery stores and Walmart and China uses slaves to produce cheap merchandise which Americans Buy with no guilt or remorse
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joint resolution Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed January 17th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 362 Yea / 53 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 15th, 2019

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What is House Bill H. Joint Res. 30?

This bill would disapprove of the Treasury Dept.’s December 19, 2018, decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska: EN+ Plc, JSC EuroSibEnergo, and United Co. Rusal Plc. Deripaska is allegedly under investigtion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the Treasury Dept.’s decision wouldn’t affect the existing sanctions against Deripaska as an individual.

Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017, Congress is able to consider a privileged resolution disapproving of sanctions relief announced by the administration. Given when the Treasury Dept. announced the sanctions relief, Congress has until January 17, 2019, to pass the resolution.

s a joint resolution, this bill would need to pass both chambers of Congress and be signed into law by the president. It could also become law after a presidential veto if both chambers of Congress approve the resolution by a two-thirds margin.

Impact

EN+ Plc, JSC EuroSibEnergo, and United Co. Rusal Plc; and the Treasury Department.

Cost of House Bill H. Joint Res. 30

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In-Depth: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) introduced this bill to reverse the Treasury Dept.’s sanctions on companies related to Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska:

“Today, I am introducing a resolution to prevent the Treasury Department from lifting sanctions on businesses controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who has been sanctioned for his close relationship to President Putin and activities aimed at harming the interests of the United States.  While I understand the Treasury Department’s efforts to reduce Mr. Deripaska’s ownership stake in Rusal, thereby calming the global aluminum market, numerous serious questions remain regarding this settlement. Secretary Mnuchin’s briefing last week raised more questions than it answered, and, notwithstanding the good faith efforts of individual Treasury officials, I cannot help but view this action in the context of the Trump Administration’s repeated deference to Russia.

It is imperative that Congress has the opportunity to vet in full any settlement regarding Mr. Deripaska, including whether the proposed settlement sufficiently restricts Mr. Deripaska’s control of key companies.  Mr. Deripaska has been key to much of the malign activities Russia directs against the United States, and the Congress must protect the American people against foreign interference and corruption.”

The Trump administration opposes this bill, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin briefed lawmakers in both chambers of Congress to explain the sanctions relief.

In the Senate, this bill’s companion fell short of the 60-vote threshold required to limit debate in a 57-42 vote, in which 11 Republicans joined all present Democrats in voting for the bill.


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AKA

Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

Official Title

Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

    Letting Trump relax sanctions shows the true character of republicans. While Americans go without paychecks, many still forced to work, they bailout Russian companies. maga my ass.
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    This is a prime example of how DJT is being manipulated by vlad the impaler
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    There should be no relief of Russian sanctions as long as they remain a hostile foreign power.
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    It’s absolute madness that the senate couldn’t get enough support for this. Hashtag treasonous actions. Moscow Agent Governing America MAGA
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    Very surprised and happy Congressman Tipton voted in favor of keeping the sanctions in place!! Thank you sir!!!
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    It’s simple - a vote against this bill is a vote supporting Russian interference in our political system. Your choice, the United States or Russia. You can’t be honest and have it both ways.
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    Block Sanction Relief for Russian Oligarchs who support Putin’s Election Tampering😫
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    Keep sanctions on deripaska.
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    No sanction relief for anyone connected with Putin.
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    Another sign the Trump Administration support Russian interests over the interests of America. Follow the money to see how deeply Trump and his organizations are tied to these Russian companies.
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    Oligarchs don’t need sanctions relief. They are rich people ruling everyone else, they need money like the Dead Sea needs salt.
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    Keep sanctions in place. Actually make them more rigorous. They are corrupt and attacked our democracy. Act like they did.
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    It’s high time America stopped blaming Russia for its own problems. Russia didn’t elect a president with 3 million fewer popular votes, America did. If Russia influenced the election, they did a piss poor job of it. Did Trump try to rig the election? Without a doubt. And we KNOW Hillary did. Washington corruption is positively astounding. Not surprisingly they try point the finger away from the guilty.
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    This bill would wisely reverse the Trump administration’s flawed decision to offer sanctions relief to three companies connected to a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska, who is linked to Paul Manafort and is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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    Relaxation of sanctions related to any Russians and their interests, up to and including Vladimir Putin, should be withheld until all aspects of the Mueller investigation are completed. The confirmed interference with our democratic processes demands very stiff penalties, including any potential American coconspirators!
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    If I understand the bill would block sanctions relief proposed by the Treasury Dept ( Mnuchin). A yea vote was to block relieving sanctions. So it passed and this is a good thing. Many Republicans joined Democrats to pass the resolution.
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    Our Representatives showing us who they really work for. Hint: It’s not us! They are all complicit in this nightmare. They will be responsible for our downfall.
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    I am amazed at how high and mighty everyone in this group is considering that most of the merchandise that we receive from China and buy in our grocery stores and Walmart and China uses slaves to produce cheap merchandise which Americans Buy with no guilt or remorse
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    Yes, it is bad enough that Trump loves Putin. It is a disgrace to our country!
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    This is further proof Trump is Putins puppet. He was slow to enact the sanctions in the first place. Any one who voted to relieve sanctions is picking party over country. ENOUGH?
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