As the Chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee Overseeing Trade Policy, Senator Rosen Has Been Leading the Call to End Trade With Russia and Ban All Russian Energy Imports

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Senate Commerce subcommittee overseeing trade policy, voted in support of two bipartisan bills to hold Vladimir Putin and Russia accountable for Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, by cutting off U.S. trade with Russia and by banning Russian energy exports to the U.S.

“As Russia continues to commit horrific atrocities against the Ukrainian people, the United States and our allies must take additional steps to cut off Russia from the global economy and stop the Kremlin’s ability to wage war against innocent Ukrainian civilians,” said Senator Rosen. “As the Chair of the Senate Commerce subcommittee overseeing trade policy, I was proud to vote in favor of measures to drain Putin’s war fund and make it clear that his war crimes will not go unpunished.”

The Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act prohibits the importation of all energy products from Russia, including oil and gas. The Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act, as amended in the Senate, suspends Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia and Belarus, directs the U.S. Trade Representative to consider steps to block Russia's participation in the World Trade Organization, and reauthorizes sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Senator Rosen, who was recently appointed to the bipartisan Senate NATO Observer Group, has been a leader in opposing Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. She has repeatedly called to suspend all American trade with Russia and sanction the Moscow Stock Exchange. Senator Rosen also co-sponsored additional bipartisan legislation to ban all Russian energy imports to the United States.

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