Rep. Deutch Applauds House Passage of Russia Sanctions Bill

The House passed the sanctions bill 419-3.

 Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a sanctions bill punishing Russia for interfering in our elections. The bill would also impose sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

“We cannot allow a direct attack on our democracy to go unpunished. Months after every one of our intelligence agencies confirmed that Russia interfered in our elections, the House has finally responded by passing tough sanctions against those culpable. This vote should send a message loud and clear to Russia and the rest of the world that the American people will not tolerate meddling in our elections or attacks on our institutions. When this bill makes its way to the President’s desk, he must swiftly sign it into law. There can be no excuse for failing to show strength in the face of these attacks.”

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