Pelosi Statement After President Trump Signs Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions Law

Aug 2, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed Russia Sanctions legislation restricting his ability to roll back sanctions on Russia:
“The Trump team’s alarming connections and conduct with Russia necessitated stronger sanctions and tougher limits on President Trump’s ability to roll them back.  President Trump’s signing statement raises serious questions about whether his Administration intends to follow the law, or whether he will continue to enable and reward Vladimir Putin’s aggression. 

“The Republican Congress must not permit the Trump White House to wriggle out of its duty to impose these sanctions for Russia’s brazen assault on our democracy.  Democrats will demand tough oversight to ensure strong and immediate implementation of the sanctions law. 

“These strong Russia sanctions must be followed by swift Congressional action to launch the long-overdue outside, independent commission to expose the full extent of the Kremlin’s meddling in our elections and prevent it from ever happening again.  The integrity of our democracy itself is at stake, and Congress has a responsibility to defend it.”

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