A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation to impose “crushing” new financial penalties on Russia.
The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wanted to withdraw from NATO and force the State Department to determine if Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said current U.S. sanctions against Russia haven’t stopped Moscow from trying to meddle in the November midterm elections, despite Congress passing new legislation last year.
“Our goal is to change the status quo and impose crushing sanctions and other measures against [President Vladimir] Putin’s Russia until he ceases and desists meddling in the US electoral process, halts cyber-attacks on US infrastructure, removes Russia from Ukraine, and ceases efforts to create chaos in Syria,” he said in a statement. http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/400074-senators-introduce-bill-to-slap-crushing-new-sanctions-on-russia