Senior House Democrat hopes for Russia sanctions vote this week

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 3:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Steny Hoyer, the number two House of Representatives Democrat, said on Tuesday he thought Republican and Democratic negotiators could quickly resolve an issue that has been helping stall a Russia sanctions bill.

"I believe this is an issue that we can quickly resolve, and I hope that Republican leadership will work with us to address this issue and bring the bill to the Floor for a strong, bipartisan vote this week," Hoyer said in a statement.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish)