Republicans have blocked further passage of the country's defense budget for the next fiscal year, which includes sanctions against Russia. The Hill reports about this with & nbsp; referring to the & nbsp; session of the US Senate.
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The publication also clarified that Maine Senator Susan Collins was the only Republican who voted with & nbsp; Democrats for & nbsp; to move the bill forward.
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