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Congress Overwhelmingly Approves New Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Measures

On July 27, 2017, the Senate overwhelmingly passed (98-2) the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (HR 3364), previously passed in the House of Representatives (419-3) on July 25, 2017. This bill combines three separate sanctions measures: the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act (CIDAA), the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act (CRIEEA), and … Continue Reading

President Obama Overcomes Domestic Political Obstacles to Advance Trade Agenda

Following the House’s lead, the Senate passed trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation late yesterday afternoon. Passage of this legislation – also known as fast-track authority – is a significant victory for President Obama’s trade agenda. In short, TPA provides the president with the authority to negotiate trade agreements with other nations while also denying Congress … Continue Reading
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