Senate set to reject Ukraine-supported Cruz bill slapping sanctions on Russia

Senate set to reject Ukraine-supported Cruz bill slapping sanctions on Russia


The Senate was poised Thursday to reject a Republican bill that would have imposed new sanctions on the Russian-owned company behind the construction of a controversial natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea.

The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last year, failed to reach the necessary 60-vote threshold. The final tally had not yet been called as of Thursday evening.

Six Democratic senators – Mark Kelly of Arizona, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Mastro of Nevada – voted to support the legislation.

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Sens. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) switched their votes from “aye” to “no” while the roll

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