News Digest – January 8, 2017

In the news this week, Cardin works to save the Iran nuclear deal and praises new UN sanctions against North Korea, Cummings demands probe of online gun sales, and the entire Baltimore Congressional Delegation expressed disappointment over FBI refusing to investigate the murder of BPD detective Sean Suiter.

North Korea

Senator Cardin praised new United Nations sanctions against North Korea as a major accomplishment for the United States.  But he criticized President Trump’s most recent tweets about North Korea, saying they make it more difficult to engage in diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear program.

Iran

Senator Cardin has continued talks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker about legislation that might appease President Trump and avoid a unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.

Gun Control

Sen. Warren (MA) and Rep. Cummings demanded a probe into online gun sales; GAO reports that 72 agents were unable to buy guns online.

Baltimore local news

 

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