Eliot Engel

Ryan pledges action on Russia sanctions amid CIA concerns

House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged on Wednesday to passing a "strong, bold" Russia sanctions bill even as President Donald Trump's spy chief voiced concerns over the legislation that aims to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election.

"I'm a Russia hawk," Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters. "We want to move this Russia sanctions bill."

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, urged the House to act quickly. He said "dilly dallying" over a constitutional issue that has slowed the bill's passage in the House has amounted to "a ridiculous waste of time."

"This is all doing nothing but helping...