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Officially photo of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Officially photo of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.

UPDATE: U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., issued the following statement on the sanction: 

"Beingsanctioned by President Putin is a badge of honor. It will not stop me fromusing my power as chair of the Energy Committee to promote America as an energysuperpower and help increase energy exports around the world. We must minimizeRussia's influence over Europe, the former Soviet states—especially Ukrainethat has fought so long for freedom—and our allies. And it most certainly willnot stop me from advocating for orphans in Russia and around the world."

Sen. Landrieu is the chair of the Senate Energy and NaturalResources Committee and the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. She announced Thursday that the Senate Energy Committeewould be holding a hearing next week on natural gas exports.

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- Russia says it has imposed entry bans on nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Washington's sanctions over Crimea.

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday released the list that includes John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Robert Menendez, the head of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and other senators and administration officials.

The move came minutes after President Barack Obama introduced a new round of U.S. sanctions.

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