Lawmakers Spar Over Prospect Of Russia Trade Normalization

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The battle lines were drawn at a Senate hearing Thursday for a heated debate over whether the U.S. should normalize trade relations with Russia, with proponents arguing it is necessary to support American jobs and critics arguing that the move should come only with new conditions on Russia.

As Russia plans to join the World Trade Organization later this year, the Obama administration has urged Congress to repeal the 1974 provision known as the Jackson-Vanik amendment, which bars normal trade relations with Russia, as soon as...
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