Senate Republicans press for tougher sanctions on Russia

April 30, 2014 8:06 PM

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Senate Republicans vented their displeasure with the Obama administration’s efforts to punish Russia over Ukraine Wednesday with a new bill to increase sanctions.

“Rather than react to events as they unfold, which has been the policy of this administration, we need to inflict more direct consequences on Russia prior to Vladimir Putin taking additional steps that will be very difficult to undo,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who headed 21 co-sponsors.

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