>> On this vote the yays are 419, the nays are 3.>> With a striking vote of defiance and rare bipartisanship on Capital Hill, the House Tuesday voting overwhelming to slap new sanctions on Russia in addition to Iran and North Korea. This basically ties President Trump's hands when it comes to Moscow, says Reuters's Washington Correspondent Caren Bohan.
>> This is a very big set back for President Trump's promise to improve relations with Russia. Moscow is not gonna be happy about this. Russia in meddling in the election is a very big issue in this whole debate about the sanctions bill. Because even Republicans in Congress want to make sure that President Trump doesn't ease sanctions on Russia at a time when people are very concerned about Russian meddling in the election.
>> These sanctions are a clear signal that the United States will hold President Putin and his close associates accountable for their actions. They're also a declaration that Congress can and will act even when President Trump refuses to do so.>> Lawmakers in the House not only want to punish Russia for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US Presidential race, but also for annexing Crimea in 2014.
The House clear sending Trump and Putin a message, and now it's down to the Senate.>> It's likely that the bill will pass the Senate, but there are differences to be worked out. One of the differences in the House bill is they added North Korea to the list of countries that would be sanctioned.
>> Senate leaders have not yet said when they might consider the bill. The White House says President Trump has not yet decided on whether he will sign the bill or not.