Kevin Brady

Ryan backs Russia sanctions; Dems say GOP delaying for Trump

Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with new sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration's request.

"We just want to get moving on it," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters on Thursday. "I support sanctions."

The sanctions measure was written by the Senate, where it passed last week on a 98-2 vote. But the passage ran afoul of a constitutional requirement that legislation involving revenue start in the House, known in bureaucratese as a "blue slip."

"We've got to honor the blue...

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