Donald Trump's White House is embroiled in an ever-deepening scandal with Russian Federation that now includes the first concrete evidence of attempted collusion, but behind the scenes, the president is reportedly still pushing members of Congress to ease up the sanctions on Russian Federation.
A department spokesman says the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who helped with the form said those encounters didn't have to be included as routine contacts as part of Sessions' Senate duties. Hoyer said he offered the GOP a compromise last week that was aimed at expediting action on the Senate-passed sanctions bill: giving only the majority or minority leader the power to force the vote. That would automatically resolve the House-origination issue. Trump led off the meeting by expressing concerns that Russian Federation had meddled in the US election, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
"If there are not meaningful protections for consumer freedom that will significantly lower premiums then the bill will not have the votes to go forward", Cruz told reporters.
"In any place where Russian companies have a position - USA companies couldn't be there", Sawaya said. The new legislation would keep most of the initial Medicaid cuts and makes other changes aimed at nailing down support, but internal GOP disputes lingered that were threatening to sink it. "I think it's getting ready to boil over".
The president has shown some patience with McConnell's predicament, telling reporters on Air Force One en route to France that "the only thing more hard than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is health care". And they all love him.
They noted a previous letter they sent to McGahn on May 9 that asked him "to consider our state's traditionally senator-controlled recommendation process" for both those two positions and the post of US marshal.
Democrats were predictably furious.
Alleging that democratic senators have allowed only 10 percent of Trump's confirmations to happen by voice vote, while more than 90 percent of Obama's were confirmed by a simple voice vote in 2009, the White House said in just a few months the Democrats have delayed the nominations by going through the burdensome cloture process 30 times.
"Rhode Islanders deserves a voice in filling Rhode Island judicial vacancies and Mary McElroy deserves to be renominated because she is eminently qualified and was unanimously approved by the full Republican Judiciary Committee previous year", the senators' spokesmen said in their statement.
But the Democrats have little leverage. "However, this bill is so poorly written that neither Republican nor Democratic administrations would be comfortable with the current draft because it greatly hampers the executive branch's diplomatic efforts". "I consider it a Biblical miracle that he's there". "For Republicans in the House of Representatives to be afraid and unwilling to allow even the minority leader to bring up a resolution of disapproval indicates to me that they are in a protective mode".
"The emails certainly raise questions", said Maine Sen.
Democrats suffered from this paradox when they enacted the ACA (and other Democratic priorities) under President Obama only to lose control of the House in the next election.
The administration official, who refused to be named, said their letter arrived on the day of the canceled call. "It was such a nothing, there was nothing to tell [my father]", Trump Jr.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who ran against Trump in the election, was characteristically blunter.