House Overwhelmingly Passes New Sanctions Against Russia

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill advancing new financial sanctions against Russia in response to its interference in the 2016 election. It also forwards new sanctions against Iran and North Korea in response to those nations’ weapons programs. The legislation restricts President Trump’s ability to ease sanctions without such a measure being approved by Congress. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to say Monday whether Trump would sign or veto the bill, but did say he has vocally supported sanctions in the past.