Senior House Democrat hopes for Russia sanctions vote this week
Steny H. Hoyer (Youtube)

Representative Steny Hoyer, the number two House of Representatives Democrat, said on Tuesday he thought Republican and Democratic negotiators could quickly resolve an issue that has been helping stall a Russia sanctions bill.

"I believe this is an issue that we can quickly resolve, and I hope that Republican leadership will work with us to address this issue and bring the bill to the Floor for a strong, bipartisan vote this week," Hoyer said in a statement.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish)