Congress almost passes sanctions bill

Congress almost passed a measure last week that would have forced the Trump administration to keep sanctions on companies partly owned by a Russian billionaire linked to the Kremlin. The sanctions bill was seen in some quarters as a chance to stand up to President Trump and portray him as too cozy with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. If that’s what the opportunity was, no member of Alaska’s congressional delegation took it.

Members of the House of Representatives enter the U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of media.npr.org

Alaska Public Media Washington Correspondent Liz Ruskin reports.

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