Category: Russia sanctions

micdotcom: House passes new sanctions against Russia by an…

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House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

  • On Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of new legislation that will place sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. 
  • According to Politico, the legislation will also place limits on President Donald Trump’s power to end or ease any penalties against Russia.
  • The legislation, which House members voted in favor of by a margin of 419-3, is largely aimed at Russia for its alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, the Associated Press reported.
  • Now, the legislation must pass in the Senate and be sent to the president for either his signature or his veto. Neither the Senate nor the president have signaled their respective plans for the bill. Read more (7/25/17)

Update: Senate approves sanctions, Russia retaliates

  • On Thursday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill imposing new economic sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia.
  • The new sanctions were, in part, a response to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, as Reuters reported. 
  • The sanctions target “crucial sectors” of Russia’s economy, according to the Associated Press, including energy exports and weapons sales.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously threatened retaliation against the new sanctions. Russia made good on those threats on Friday. Read more (7/28/17 8:30 AM)

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin…

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

  • On Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of new legislation that will place sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. 
  • According to Politico, the legislation will also place limits on President Donald Trump’s power to end or ease any penalties against Russia.
  • The legislation, which House members voted in favor of by a margin of 419-3, is largely aimed at Russia for its alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, the Associated Press reported.
  • Now, the legislation must pass in the Senate and be sent to the president for either his signature or his veto. Neither the Senate nor the president have signaled their respective plans for the bill. Read more (7/25/17)