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Senate, House Vote to Strip Russia of Favored Trade Status, Back Biden Oil Ban – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The House and Senate passed bills stripping Russia of its most-favored-nation trade status and approving a ban on Russian oil imports to punish Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, sending the bills to the president’s desk.

The Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act and the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act both passed the Senate 100-0 Thursday morning. In the House, the trade bill passed 420-3, and the oil ban passed 413-9.