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Sen. Bob Corker Irked By Procedural Delays on Russia Sanctions Effort

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By    |   Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 10:48 PM

A frustrated Sen. Bob Corker on Wednesday scolded the House for letting procedural spats stall new Russia sanctions in the House.

According to The Hill, members of the Senate thought they removed any roadblock to tougher financial penalties with a technical fix in late June.

But the bill remains stalled.

"This is all doing nothing but helping Russia," Corker complained, The Hill reported. "Every day that goes by... mischief can happen, and I think we really could have passed it the week before the [July Fourth] recess."

The top two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — Corker and Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin – argue the House could easily fix the latest snag — if it wanted to.

It's not "rocket science to do congressional review," Cardin said, adding: "Fix it. This is a smokescreen to a bill that needs to get done now. This issue is easy to fix."

The Tennessee Republican added that he hoped "pressure will build soon" — and mocked the current delay, which he chided could've been resolved "in 5 minutes," The Hill reported.

"Dilly dallying around... was just a ridiculous waste of time," he said.

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A frustrated Sen. Bob Corker on Wednesday scolded the House for letting procedural spats stall new Russia sanctions in the House.
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