Senate Unanimously Approves Trade Bills Countering Russia

Addresses trade relations and Russian oil imports.

The Senate unanimously passed two bills on Thursday that have been in the works for weeks. The first permanently ends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, revitalizing the Magnitsky Act with a group of sanctions that specifically target those guilty of corruption and human rights violations. The second bill approves President Biden’s decision to ban Russian oil imports to the United States. 

“No nation whose military is committing war crimes deserves free-trade status with the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York ahead of the votes. He added that President Putin does not deserve “to stand as an equal with the leaders of the free world.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senate Majority Leader Schumer as he determines which legislation will be brought to the floor for a vote.
  • For U.S. officials and advisors assessing strategies to address Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
  • For the president and his Cabinet as decisions are made and measures put in place against Russia.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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