withhold action

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Apologists and those who would rather take a bad deal than to face the truth about Iran's belligerency offer us many reasons to concede further, asking Congress to withhold action on additional sanctions.
As a result of the "confusion and misunderstanding'' the meeting generated, WRTA Administrator Stephen O'Neil said he is prepared to advise his board to withhold action on the proposed changes until further notice.
Two candidates running in the March 5 election for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors have indicated a need to replace the original EIR, and Reiner said the board should withhold action until a new panel is seated.
As for legislation that would establish a national park at the Washita Battlefield site and sell the Black Kettle National Grasslands, I will withhold action on the measure until I have had the opportunity to discuss it with all interested parties.
They passed over an article to provide funding for removal of ice storm debris, agreeing to withhold action until the fall, when cost figures should be complete.
Company Advises Stockholders to Withhold Action at This Time Pending Board Review
If you follow this train of thought to its logical conclusion, we should withhold action on any issue, no matter how serious, until we have consensus of all scientists working on the problem.
While the EU has said it plans to challenge the FSC replacement legislation, EU leaders have agreed to withhold action pending a WTO review of the new law.
In the meantime, Freeman, himself, has asked the City Council to withhold action on his department's pending request for at least five new ordinances designed to give the DWP more flexibility and authority to prepare for the upcoming competitive electricity world.