CNN: Senators seek Hill veto power over Trump on Russia

11:21, 08 February 2017
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A growing number of senators from both parties plan to ratchet up their push to stiffen sanctions on Russia and demand Congress have the final say if President Donald Trump decides to weaken penalties on the country unilaterally, CNN reported.


The move by six senators is the latest warning from Capitol Hill to the new administration over U.S.-Russian relations, as reported by CNN.

Read alsoNYT: Trump seems to side with Russia in comments on UkraineOn Wednesday, a group led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, plan to introduce legislation that would impose strict new congressional oversight and veto power over the Trump administration if it decided to lift sanctions on Russia.

The Russia Review Act would require the White House to submit a report detailing why it was seeking to lift sanctions, setting into motion a 120-day review period where Congress could vote to disapprove of easing the penalties on the country, according to a summary of the measure provided to CNN.

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