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Senators Call for Russia Debt Sanctions in Defense Policy Bill

  • Rubio, Van Hollen also pushing to strengthen Huawei ban
  • Senators want stronger Russia sanctions than in House version
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Two senators -- a Republican and a Democrat -- are asking for stronger sanctions against Russia in next year’s defense bill, pushing for the final version to include penalties that would be triggered by future election meddling and could hit Russian sovereign debt, energy and defense.

Senators Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, and Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, asked the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to revise the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to include some of their proposals.