Senate expected to take up Russia trade bill on Wednesday

“This bill may only apply to Russia, but it sets a standard that should be applied globally,” Cardin said in a statement Tuesday. “I encourage other nations to follow our lead. I will continue to work with my bipartisan cosponsors towards passage of the Magnitsky sanctions for other countries so that human rights violators in all corners of the world understand that the United States is still committed to the universal cause of liberty and human dignity for those who stand up against oppression.”