Congress votes to back Ukraine by suspending normal trade relations with Russia

Ending Russia’s most favored nation status, or permanent normal trade relations, allows U.S. government to increase tariffs on Russian imports

By: - April 7, 2022 1:00 pm
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Virtually Addresses Congress On Current Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

In this file photo, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the U.S. Congress by video to plead for support as his country is besieged by Russian forces. The video was shown at the U.S. Capitol on March 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (J. Scott Applewhite/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.