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Russian government protects corrupt officials, says Senator Wicker

On December 5, 2012 Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi was granted permission to address the United States Senate to argue in favor of H.R. 6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012.

“I come to the floor today to support this bill. It has a very important twofold purpose: It approves normal trade relations with Russia, and at the same time the legislation insists that the Russian government adhere to the rule of law. It does so by putting consequences in place for those in Russia who abuse basic human rights. Granting PNTR to Russia is a big win for Americans. If Congress does not act, American workers, including millions employed by small businesses, stand to lose out to foreign competitors as Russia opens its market as a new member of the WTO.”

Examiner


Posted December 7, 2012 - 2:21 pm


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