U.S. Bill Targets Russians For Human Rights Abuses

Jul 12, 2012
Originally published on July 12, 2012 5:10 pm

Members of Russia's upper house of parliament came to Washington on an unusual lobbying trip, though they know they are probably here too late. At issue is pending U.S. legislation that would punish Russian officials involved in human rights abuses. The bill has already been passed in committees in both houses of Congress. And many lawmakers want to pass it at the same time that they lift cold war era trade restrictions with Russia.