Republicans blocked draft US military budget over Russia

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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“Republicans just blocked a law designed to & nbsp; support our troops, support our families, for the & nbsp; safety of Americans. Republican dysfunction has once again undermined bipartisan progress '', & nbsp; & mdash; said after the meeting, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.

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.

According to & nbsp; The Hill, Republicans insist on & nbsp; tougher sanctions against Russia in & nbsp; case of escalation of the conflict in & nbsp; Ukraine. “ We & nbsp; see some members of Congress pushing for & nbsp; sanctions that & nbsp; do not & nbsp; actually constrain Russia, but & nbsp; threaten transatlantic unity in order to score political points at & nbsp; at home & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; the White House representative pointed out to the publication.