The U.S. House passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the Russian government to immediately release WNBA star Brittney Griner, CNN reported.
"Not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of Brittney and working to get her home," Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona, who sponsored the resolution, said in a statement. "We will continue to push for her release and make sure that she is not forgotten."
Stanton previously served as mayor of Phoenix, where Griner plays for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
Griner, 31, has been held in Russia since February on accusations of drug smuggling and has been officially classified as "wrongfully detained," a US State Department official told CNN in May. As a result, her case is being handled by the Office of the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.