Senate Republicans Go Against Trump to Keep Russia Sanctions

Washington Free Beacon | 1/15/2019 | Nic Rowan
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BY: Nic Rowan

Senate Democrats and 11 Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday to advance a measure which would prevent the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on Russian companies connected to Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch with ties to the Kremlin.

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House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed the resolution to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to lift sanctions on those firms, CNN reported.

Schumer forced the vote under a provision of the 2017 Russia sanctions law, which allows lawmakers to reject any attempt by the Trump administration to loosen sanctions on Russian companies, within a 30-day window if they believe it undermines United States economic or national security interests. The Senate voted 57-42 for the resolution, and it will need 51 votes on the floor to pass with a simple majority. It will need 60 votes to bypass a filibuster effort, according to Fox News.

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Republicans who voted to keep the sanctions were Senators. John Kennedy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Marco Rubio (Fla.), John...
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