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House Passes Sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea
After procedural delays, bill sent to Senate

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., accused Iran, Russia and North Korea of seeking to undermine the United States after the House passed a bill Tuesday aimed at imposing sanctions on the three nations. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A bill aimed at imposing sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea passed the House 419-3 Tuesday after being held up by technical delays for weeks. But its fate in the Senate remains unclear.

The bill was largely lauded by leadership as a bipartisan effort.

Trump Dined on Rib-Eye, Cobbler With ‘Yes’ Votes as Health Care Bill Crumbled
White House defends dinner as ‘strategy session’ with vote-wranglers

President Donald Trump met Monday night with senators who were already expected to support the since-derailed Republican health care legislation. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As the Senate Republican health care bill began taking on water, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence dined on “rosemary-grilled” rib-eye steaks and “farm stand” peach cobbler with seven senators who were expected to support the legislation.

There was Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, a vocal proponent of the legislation, who was involved in writing it and led the effort to wrangle the necessary votes. The same was true of his fellow GOP leaders present, Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Roy Blunt of Missouri. All were sure to vote for the bill.

Critics From All Sides Hammer McConnell
Politicians and pundits criticize majority leader’s legislative tactics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellhas come under criticism from all sides after he was forced to scuttle the GOP repeal-and-replace bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing mounting criticism from politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle after the collapse of his chamber’s Republican health care legislation.

Before the bill was pulled Monday night, Sen. Ron Johnson told a local newspaper that McConnell’s conflicting statements to different members of his caucus were a “significant breach of trust.”

Schiff to Trump: ‘We Will Not Bail You Out’
Democrats respond to president’s assertion that they’ll ‘join in’ on Obamacare repeal

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., criticized President Donald Trump's idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without a replacement, calling it "a crisis of your own making." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

California Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff responded unequivocally to President Donald Trump’s assertion that Democrats will join in an effort to repeal the 2010 health care law and come up with something better later.

Trump tweeted his idea late Monday after Republican Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah announced opposition the latest Republican Senate health care bill and would not vote for a motion to proceed.

Trump Blasts DNC, Podesta as ‘Disgraceful’ Ahead of Putin Meeting
Despite being on foreign soil, president lambasts Democrats over election email hacking

President Donald Trump talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron as they arrive for the first working session of the G-20 Nations Summit on Friday in Hamburg, Germany. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

For the second consecutive day, Donald Trump shunned longstanding protocol by criticizing fellow Americans on foreign soil when he lambasted the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief.

On Thursday while in Warsaw, the president criticized America’s intelligence agencies, a former U.S. president (Barack Obama) and his country’s news media. A day later, before departing the house where he is staying in Hamburg, Germany, for the G-20 summit, Trump went after the DNC and John Podesta.

Photos of the Year, So Far: 186 Days Into a New Washington
The first half of 2017 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

JANUARY 26: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., as he arrives on stage while Vice President Mike Pence looks on, at the GOP Congressional retreat in Philadelphia. House and Senate Republicans held their retreat there through Friday in Philadelphia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Pool)

BY BILL CLARK and TOM WILLIAMS

2017 is now more than halfway complete. That's right, this weekend was the six-month mark on a year that’s brought a great deal of change to the nation’s capital.

Conaway, Schiff Don’t Accept Trump Tweets as Official Word
Intel members threaten to subpoena White House over Comey tapes, memos

Reps. Adam B. Schiff, left, and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, center, hold a House Intelligence Committee hearing in May as part of the panel’s ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Top lawmakers overseeing the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation are threatening to subpoena the White House if the administration does not fully comply with the panel’s request to hand over tapes or memos that might exist of conversations between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James B. Comey.

The White House sent a letter last week to Intelligence ranking Democrat Adam B. Schiff and Republican Rep. K. Michael Conaway, who is leading the probe, that said a series of tweets by Trump indicating he had “no idea” if there were tapes of Comey was the official White House statement on the matter.

Schiff Wonders, is a Tweet an Official Response?
Top Intel House Dem concerned that Devin Nunes still involved in Russia probe

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, is wondering if President Donald Trump’s tweets constitute an official response. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee wants to clarify with White House counsel whether President Donald Trump’s tweets about not having tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James B. Comey constitutes an official statement from the White House.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the committee, said Thursday he believes a request that the panel receive any evidence of tapes by Friday prompted Trump to respond the day before in an effort to avoid the administration from being subpoenaed. 

White House Doesn’t Deny Trump ‘Considering’ Firing Mueller
Official merely says Trump confidant ‘did not speak to the president’

A confidant of Donald Trump says the president is considering firing Robert Mueller as special counsel looking into Russia's election meddling. The White House did not deny the report late Monday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images file photo)

Updated at 9:17 a.m. The White House is not flatly denying that Donald Trump is considering firing Robert Mueller as the Justice Department’s special counsel investigating Russia’s election meddling.

But a White House official late Monday did try to distance Trump from Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy, who told a PBS news program earlier in the evening that Trump is “considering” firing Mueller.

Schiff, Waters and Lieu Blast Trump at L.A. Pride Event
LGBT rally becomes ‘Resist’ March

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, left, and Maxine Waters speak onstage at the LA Pride ResistMarch on Sunday in West Hollywood, Calif., with Rep. Adam Schiff.  (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

California Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieuslammed President Donald Trump on Sunday during Los Angeles’ Pride Resist March.

Waters continued her calls to impeach Trump, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.