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Rep. Ted Deutch: The House must take up Russian sanctions, put Trump to the test



Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, makes the case that the House should pass up Russian sanctions legislation overwhelmingly approved by the Senate.

"That's a policy matter that will put the President to the test of whether or not he's willing, as he says, to be tough with Russia or whether he's really the President that we saw during the campaign as the candidate who kept talking about wanting to be friends with Russia," Deutch said on CNN. "This is a serious matter. Russia interfered with our election. Congress is trying to toughen sanctions. That’s what the American people want and expect. That’s what the Speaker ought to allow us to vote on so the President has a chance to sign it."

[Last modified: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:11pm]


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