Congress Should Pause PNTR for Putin Ally

March 31, 2022 Inside Sources

Member of the New Jersey General Assembly, Carol Murphy, writes:

“As Congress prepares to vote on revoking PNTR for Russia, it is still quietly considering legislation that would grant this same powerful trade status to Kazakhstan, a country that historically has acted as a Russian proxy … Lawmakers should ask the Tokayev government to take meaningful measures in rebuilding mutual trust, like returning unfairly seized foreign assets and honoring business agreements with American companies, before granting permanent normalized trading relations.”