Senators Huddle on Russia Sanctions as Tensions Escalate

Tue Jan 25, 2022 AT 10:09 AM EST

A bipartisan group of senators met via Zoom on Monday to try to figure out a path forward on Russia sanctions legislation amid growing tensions with Moscow.

The call, which included Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and ranking member James Risch, R-Idaho, comes as fears are growing of a potential incursion into Ukraine by Russia, which has amassed troops along the countries’ border.

Menendez, backed by 41 members of the Senate Democratic Conference and the Biden administration, introduced legislation earlier this month to impose sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., introduced the legislation in the lower chamber last week. Read Full Story

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