House Republicans pressed the Obama administration on Tuesday to be more aggressive in challenging Russia's apparent violation of a 1987 treaty barring land-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
"There have been no consequences for the violation of the treaty," said Rep. Ted Poe, chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, which held a joint hearing with a House Armed Services subcommittee on the issue.
"What's the administration going to do to hold the Russians' feet to the fire, to hold them accountable?" the Texas Republican asked.
The hearing was called to examine what the administration had done in the year since it charged Russia with violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. Russia denies the test violated the treaty.