Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Liz Cheney released the following statement regarding the vote on H.J. Res. 30, Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

“The Kremlin supports a murderous leader in Syria. It attempted to carry out an assassination on British soil using a military-grade nerve agent. Just this past November, it opened fire on and seized Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Crimea, which it illegally annexed in 2014. This noxious behavior is nothing new. It has long been the defining feature of the Kremlin’s ruthless foreign policy.

“Vladimir Putin’s cronies—as well as the entities that they control or influence to feed their schemes—should remain sanctioned as long as these malign activities continue. That includes Oleg Deripaska and the companies he is involved in.”