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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Countering Russian Aggression Act of 2017
  • Europe and Eurasia Democracy and Anti-Corruption Initiative Act of 2017
  • Russian Cyber Intrusions Sanctions Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To impose sanctions in response to cyber intrusions by the Government of the Russian Federation and other aggressive activities of the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/28/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date All Actions
03/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/28/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs03/28/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary03/28/2017 Referred to
House Financial Services03/28/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform03/28/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services03/28/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/28/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials03/29/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (51)


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Introduced in House (03/28/2017)

Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017

This bill directs the President to impose U.S. entry and property blocking sanctions against: (1) a person that engages in significant activities for the government of the Russian Federation that undermine U.S. or allied cyber security, or (2) a foreign person responsible for serious human rights abuses in any territory occupied or controlled by Russia.

The President shall impose specified financial and property sanctions against a person that: (1) engages in a significant transaction on behalf of Russian defense or intelligence sectors; (2) invests specified amounts in Russian petroleum or natural gas resources, energy export pipelines, or civil nuclear projects; (3) purchases or facilitates the issuance of Russian sovereign debt; or (4) contributes to Russia's ability to privatize state-owned assets.

The Department of Homeland Security shall conduct public service campaigns to educate the people of the United States on cyber security threats and protective online practices.

No federal agency shall take any action that recognizes: (1) Russian sovereignty over Crimea, or (2) the independence of South Ossetia or Abkhazia from Georgia.

It is U.S. policy to assist Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Specified executive orders imposing Ukraine-related sanctions shall remain in effect.

The bill expresses the sense of Congress that the countries of Europe and Eurasia should redouble efforts to build resilience within their political systems and civil society to counter Russian efforts to undermine democratic institutions.

The Department of State shall report to Congress regarding Russian-controlled media outlets.

The bill establishes in the Treasury the Europe and Eurasia Democracy and Anti-Corruption Fund.

The Department of the Treasury shall establish a task force within the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network that focuses on illicit Russian-linked financial flows that interact with the U.S. financial system.