House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies

In a major rebuke of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE, the House overwhelming passed a resolution Thursday formally disapproving of the Trump administration's rolling back of sanctions on companies owned by Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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In a 362-53 vote, the House sounded its disapproval of the lifting of sanctions, with 130 Republicans breaking with Trump and backing the Democratic measure.

The vote comes after legislation to prevent the rolling back of sanctions failed Wednesday on a procedural vote in the Senate. Eleven Republicans voted in the Senate to prevent the lifting of sanctions.

The administration had lobbied hard against the effort to stop the lifting of sanctions. Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTop Chinese official heading to Washington for trade talks The Hill's Morning Report - Trump faces mounting challenges to emergency declaration White House confirms new trade talks with China MORE visited the Senate GOP on Tuesday.

The Senate vote means the administration can go ahead with lifting sanctions on the companies connected to Deripaska.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the tally in the House vote.