The Senate bill was passed in a fever of self-righteousness; its main sponsors repeatedly justified it as "punishing Russian Federation and Iran for what they're doing", with Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee out-McCarthying each other.
Scalise is from Louisiana and is the No. 3 House Republican.
If passed, the measure could hamper ongoing talks between Trump administration officials and their Kremlin counterparts to remove the "irritants" in their relationship, beginning with the return of Russian diplomatic compounds in the U.S. that were seized by Obama in response to Russia's election meddling previous year.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, a cosponsor of the bill, told reporters just after the legislation was passed that "I know that some people in the White House are pushing back".
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Such a move would trigger an outcry among Democrats and some Republicans.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee, who backed the sanctions legislation, has said he thought lawmakers had addressed the origination clause issue before the Senate passed the measure.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways And Means Committee, on Tuesday raised a procedural objection blocking the bill from moving forward on the basis that it affects government revenue, and therefore must originate in the House.
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The Senate's acceptance of the budget bill - without changes - closes several days of tension between the two chambers, in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau insisted the Senate had to leave budget bills untouched.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pushing for more flexible sanctions to maintain constructive dialogue with Russian Federation. Ryan said the House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs committees were now reviewing the bill. Strong didn't say how long the committee's review would take or whether changes to the sanctions bill are anticipated.
It's not unusual for an administration to want to assert its power over sanctions, but the situation is tricky for Trump. An overly aggressive sanctions bill, Tillerson suggested, could lead Moscow to shut off potentially promising talks with Washington.
Neither party has chosen to notice or address the furious reaction of US allies Germany and Austria last week, against the sanctions bill. The bill would require a 30-day congressional review period if Trump attempts to ease or end penalties against Moscow.
Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, has called for the House to immediately hold an up-or-down vote on the sanctions legislation.
"Republican leadership shouldn't allow this bill to fade into history", the staff wrote of the new sanctions legislation.
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