Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., takes part in a hearing on Capitol in Washington. Industry and corporations are pushing for Congress to approve permanent normal trade relations with Russia this July now that Moscow is slated to join the World Trade Organization. But Democrats, led by Cardin, want to impose tough sanctions on Russian human rights violators.
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published Monday, July 9th, 2012