Senate votes 100-0 to limit trade with Russia

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2022
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The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to end normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, capping off weeks of negotiations that had stalled the bill. 

Senators voted 100-0 on the legislation, which ends permanent, normal trade relations with the two countries. The bill also reauthorizes Magnitsky Act sanctions that target human rights violations and corruption with penalties like visa bans or asset freezes.

The Senate is also expected to pass a separate bill to codify the Biden administration’s ban on Russian oil imports on Thursday. The two bills have been effectively linked...

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