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Read Senate Dems' letter to President Obama

Three Senate committee chairmen are urging President Obama to impose broad sanctions against Russia’s defense sector, as well as its energy and financial industries, in response to Russia’s alleged involvement in the downing of Flight MH17 last week.

In a letter Tuesday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezJustice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case DACA is neither bipartisan nor in America's interest Senate DACA deal picks up GOP supporters MORE (D-N.J.), Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinSen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report Congress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence MORE (D-Mich.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers feel pressure on guns Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban Florida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault rifles MORE (D-Calif.) asked Obama to consider penalizing Russia for “its material support” of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

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