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US House approves sweeping sanctions package against Russia

The 419-3 vote brings President Trump one step closer to a choice he has strained to avoid

Matt Flegenheimer | NYT  |  Washington 

The House on Tuesday approved a sweeping package of sanctions against Russia, clearing a key hurdle in Congress’s effort — long opposed by the Trump administration — to punish Moscow for its aggression toward its neighbors and its interference in last year’s American presidential election. The 419-3 vote brings President Trump one step closer to a choice he has strained to avoid: whether to sign legislation embraced by Republicans in both the House and the Senate that undercuts his attempts to ratchet down tensions with Moscow, or to veto the bill even as ...

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First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 09:11 IST
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