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“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.
“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.
McDonald was easily confirmed in a 97-0 vote.
“If enacted, this bill would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act 13 years ago,” Leahy said.
“If they (Republicans) try to change the law that covers and protects the rights of these refugee children, we will fight them,” said Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) to reporters at the Capitol.
With the August recess looming, Congress continues to face a myriad of challenges.