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Graham wants Congress to veto Trump removing Russian Federation sanctions

Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida are also backing the bill, along with Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

"The president talks about America first, but his talk on sanctions sounds, to a lot of us in both parties, more like Russian Federation first, " Brown said.

"So it's aimed at getting consultation from Congress and, if necessary, action from Congress, if the president were to change our policy on the current sanctions without the broad support and understanding of Congress".

Trump's friendliness with Russia was a topic of widespread concern in the last weeks of Barack Obama's presidency, as Trump publicly sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Twitter in the wake of Obama's introduction of new sanctions in response to Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election.

"Vladimir Putin is a thug bent on tearing down democracy - and Russia's meddling in US institutions is a threat to our national security", McCaskill said.

The Trump administration would require the consent of both the House and Senate before any of the sanctions could be lifted.

"Russia has done nothing to be rewarded with sanctions relief", Graham said in a statement.

Bipartisan concerns about Trump's plans for the future of sanctions on Russian Federation certainly weren't alleviated when he announced Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, as his pick for secretary of state.

Asked if either the sanctions bill or the new review act would get a veto-proof majority of 67 senators, Cardin said: "I think if this matter comes up for a vote, it would be pretty close to those numbers".

"The United States should not ease sanctions on Russia until Putin abandons his illegal annexation of Crimea, verifiable and permanently ends Russian aggression in Ukraine, and fully implements the Minsk accords", said Rubio.

Before it can become law, the bill must have enough support in Congress to override a certain presidential veto from Trump.

Graham said Tuesday afternoon that a statement was in the works to go along with unveiling the measure, saying it be announced as early as later in the day.

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