“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.
“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.
The bill would authorize $10 billion funds for outside medical care for veterans while empowering the VA Secretary to fire senior-level employees.
Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.
“Failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena is a serious matter,” said Committee Chair Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA).
“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.
“Don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said.