US Senate Panel Advances Measure on Russian Propaganda, Election Meddling

FILE – Sen. Ben Cardin, right, holds a news conference with Sen. John McCain during a media availability on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 6, 2012. (Credit: VOA )

WASHINGTON — A key U.S. Senate committee has moved forward on new legislation aimed at countering Russian propaganda and election meddling in the United States and elsewhere.

The bill, passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, is one of several Russia-targeted measures now circulating in Congress, reflecting the general attitude among many U.S. lawmakers toward Moscow.

President Donald Trump’s administration has sent mixed signals about its approach to the Kremlin. Trump’s conciliatory remarks have also worried lawmakers that he might try to lift the sanctions imposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.