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.
Source: VOA News Online