The House of Representatives has passed a bill to suspend normal trade relations between Russia and Belarus.
Eight Republicans voted against the bill on Thursday.
Among them were Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert and Thomas Massie.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to suspend normal trade relations with both Russia and Belarus. In the war in Ukraine..
The suspension of normal trade relations between Russia and Belarus law passed with a margin of 424-8 will allow President Joe Biden to raise tariffs on products from both countries and give US trade representatives Russia’s world trade. An organization that requests a suspension of participation in.
The legislation has now passed the Senate and must be signed by Biden to be enacted in law.
This move is the next day Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to parliamentAnd a week after the House of Representatives voted to impose stricter sanctions on Russia and ban oil imports from the country. Overwhelmingly 17 Republican lawmakers voted against the bill.
Belarus is not the main invader of the current conflict, but is a close ally of Moscow, allowing its territory to be used for staging the invasion by Russian troops.
Parliament is relatively united by Russia’s punishment and the United States’ support for Ukraine, but some on the right side of the party have adopted different tactics.North Carolina Congressman Madison Corthorn Faced with criticism from Republican members After him Called Zelenskyy a “thug” At an event with the members.
The eight Republicans who voted against the bill on Thursday are:
Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz
Colorado Congressman Lauren Boebert
Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs
Dan Bishop, North Carolina
Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman
Texas Congressman Chiproy
Mostly on the right side of the Republican Party, he is one of the most loyal supporters of former President Donald Trump.
“Washington seems to be more concerned about sending his son and daughter into a potential war,” Green lamented in a floor speech Thursday, “only Ukraine is listening to the news.” ..
Biden has repeatedly promised not to send US troops to Ukraine.
“This bill will allow Biden and future presidents to sanction virtually anyone who chooses anywhere in the world without Congressional approval,” Massy told insiders in an email. Tweet about.
“We continue to focus on distractions abroad, not our own challenges brought about by Joe Biden at home,” Bobert told insiders in an email. He believed that there were “bad words” that could empower Biden to sanction those who were, “he added, limiting access to traditional views of life and family and abortion. “
Roy told insiders in an email that he would support the bill if targeting Russia and Belarus was the only focus, but it was “one-sided authority to impose sanctions on those he considers. It is responsible for the undefined “serious human rights abuses” that challenged the bill because it “permanently empowers the president with.” “
Insiders are also seeking comments from other Republican lawmakers’ offices.
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