Leonard Lance

02/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2017 08:04

Lance: Russia Is Up to No Good

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is co-sponsoring the Russia Sanctions Review Act after a series of Russian actions suggest it remains a major antagonist against the United States and its interests.

'Russia has meddled in the affairs of the United States and it has done nothing to show it seeks cooperation on the world stage. Russia is a bad actor and it does not share American interests or values. I am absolutely against lifting sanctions against Russia and this legislation will ensure Congress gets the final say,' said Lance.

Lance cosponsored the bipartisan Russia Sanctions Review Act amid growing concern and evidence of nefarious Russian political operations in the U.S. and abroad. The measure would mandate congressional approval before the lifting of any sanctions against Russia. Lance believes any sanctioning decision should involve the legislative branch. Lance also announced he is supporting the bipartisan investigation into recent Russian actions initiated by both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate Permanent Select Committees on Intelligence.