This new bill would also give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law.
Russia has repeatedly denied any interference in the U.S. election and says the "Russian" rhetoric is there as a result of an open battle between the new Government on one side and the "media" and the shadow unelected Government who is imposing its will on elected officials.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putinsaid today that he believes the new sanctions "complicate the Russian-American relationship", essentially echoing the sentiment expressed by the administration.
The second reaffirmed "the strategic importance of Article 5" in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the principle that an attack on one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member is an attack on all members of the alliance.
"It's particularly significant that a bipartisan coalition is seeking to reestablish Congress, not the president, as the final arbiter of sanctions relief", saidSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat.
"I think the bill is a very, very strong signal to Russian Federation", he said, having played a role in drafting its wording, "but it does provide the administration the flexibilities they need to conduct business".
During his presidency, Barack Obama placed restrictions on Russian Federation for the annexation of Crimea and tampering with the 2016 USA presidential election.
Both sides of the aisle came together in the Senate on Thursday to overwhelmingly pass legislation that puts new sanctions on Russian Federation while limiting President Trump's ability to remove them, the Hill reports. In a televised addressed, he said that sanctions would violate the Iran deal signed by President Obama.
The two senators who voted against the measure were Republicans Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah).
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putinwarned the USA further sanctions would damage relations, though stopped short of saying how the Russian government would respond in kind.
The amendment also allows "broad new sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways" and authorizes "robust assistance to strengthen democratic institutions and counter disinformation across Central and Eastern European countries that are vulnerable to Russian aggression and interference".
The rare bipartisan move was a blow to the Trump administration, which is looking for room to negotiate with Russian Federation.
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