Russia Probe, Delays Complicate House Sanctions on Russia


U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday urged President Donald Trump's eldest son to testify to a congressional committee about alleged links between Trump's team and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Women on both sides of the aisle - from political figures like Michelle Obama and Ivanka Trump, to journalists like Megyn Kelly and Elain Quijano - have worn sleeveless blouses and dresses while on the job. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged on Wednesday to passing a "strong, bold" Russian Federation sanctions bill even as President Donald Trump's spy chief voiced concerns over the legislation that aims to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election.

"I'll be honest, this was not something that was covered in my new speakership orientation ceremony", Ryan said. "The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors", Ryan said, per the Hill.

The dress code is actually not specifically written out, which is why it has been interpreted differently at different times.

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A young female reporter reportedly ripped pages from her notebook and stuffed them into her dress shoulder openings to create sleeves when she was stopped outside of the House chamber.

In the 2015 edition of that manual, it says that Tip O'Neill, who was Speaker of the House from 1977 - 1986, thought that proper attire should be "customary and traditional", and elaborated by saying that meant a coat and tie for men and "appropriate" clothing for women.

That business attire may soon be officially acceptable according to the rules.

Martha McSally made a joking reference to the Speaker Lobby's strict dress code while speaking on the House floor about first responders in her state.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi applauded the Speaker's announcement. Marc Short, the White House legislative director, told reporters Monday the administration objects to a key part of the legislation that would give lawmakers a much stronger hand in determining Russian Federation sanctions policy. "These unwritten rules are in desperate need of updates".