House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday he plans to add a House-Passed North Korean sanctions bill to the Senate’s sanctions on Russia when the House takes up the legislation.
McCarthy was noncommittal on when the House would take up the sanctions bill but said he wants to combine the measures on North Korea, Russia, and Iran.
“I think North Korea sanctions should be added to it,” McCarthy told CNN. “North Korea sanctions came out of here with only one dissenting vote, more so than the other (bill). I think it does a very good narrative for the three that we’re doing.”
The WHite House doesn’t support a provision in the Senate sanctions bill that gives Congress power to veto any effort to ease the sanctions against the Russian Federation.