Chairman Crowley Statement on House Vote on Russian Sanctions Bill
(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House approved legislation curtailing President Trump’s ability to weaken congressionally-passed sanctions against Russia:
“Vladimir Putin’s interference in our 2016 elections was a blatant attempt to undermine and weaken American democracy – threats that have been met with disregard from the Trump administration. I’m glad my colleagues in the House voted to impose stronger sanctions on the Russian government and make it harder for the White House to lift existing sanctions. House Republicans should have moved on this long ago, as this is an important step forward to ensure that Russian leaders will face consequences for their actions.
“This vote will hopefully also allow Congress to get back to work for the American people. The numerous scandals emanating from the Trump White House on Russia are a distraction that has kept Congress from focusing on the issues Americans want to see progress on: jobs, the economy, and expanded opportunities for growth.”