Senate Advances Ukraine Aid And Russia Sanctions Bill

Law360, Washington (March 24, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday voted strongly in support of advancing a bill to sanction Russian leaders and banks and support Ukraine amid its ongoing political crisis, with 25 Republican senators crossing the floor despite continued concerns about a disputed measure in the bill.

Senators voted 78-17 to invoke cloture on S.2124, the Ukraine Act, setting an end to debate on the bill, with 25 Republicans joining nearly every Democratic senator in voting to advance the legislation.

The overwhelming bipartisan support for ending debate on the...
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