March 24, 2022

Brown Applauds New Sanctions on Putin Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement applauding President Biden’s announcement of new targeted sanctions on Duma members, Russian elites, and defense firms and others supporting Putin’s war effort.

“These powerful new sanctions against hundreds of Putin allies are another critical step in U.S. leadership, bringing our allies together to ratchet up pressure on Russia to halt its brutal invasion of Ukraine. We are sanctioning Russian parliamentarians and the parliament itself, dozens more Russian arms merchants and defense firms that have enabled this war, and additional Putin cronies, including the CEO of Russia’s largest bank. As long as Putin’s invasion goes on, we will continue to lead the world, turning up the heat and weakening Russia’s war machine.”

Recently, Brown took to the Senate floor to urge the Senate to vote to revoke Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia.