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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5216

 To direct the President to impose sanctions on certain senior foreign 
 political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation and certain 
          Russian parastatal entities, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 8, 2018

Mr. Heck (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Lance, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Bera, Mr. 
Brown of Maryland, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Rush, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Shea-Porter, 
     Mr. Crist, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Soto, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Esty of 
   Connecticut, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Costa, Mr. Himes, Mr. Panetta, Mr. 
 Castro of Texas, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Frankel of 
Florida, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Thompson of California, Mrs. 
 Torres, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Lynch, Ms. DelBene, Mr. 
O'Halleran, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Price of 
North Carolina, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Swalwell of California, 
  Mr. Pallone, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. 
 McCollum, Mr. Engel, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Welch, Ms. Kelly of 
 Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Doggett, Mr. 
  Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. 
 Langevin, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Meng, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, 
Mr. Ellison, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Keating, 
 Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Huffman, Mr. 
Cartwright, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Takano, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
  and Mr. Scott of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was 
 referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the 
Committee on the Judiciary, 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

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the President to impose sanctions on certain senior foreign 
 political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation and certain 
          Russian parastatal entities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Directing Implementation of 
Sanctions and Accountability for Russian Mischief Act'' or ``DISARM 
Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Title II of the Countering America's Adversaries 
        Through Sanctions Act (Public Law 115-44; 22 U.S.C. 9501 et 
        seq.), enacted in July 2017, seeks to--
                    (A) punish the Russian Federation for interfering 
                in the 2016 United States presidential election;
                    (B) deter Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine, 
                cyber intrusions, attacks against the United States and 
                its partners, and human rights violations; and
                    (C) urge the Administration to vigorously enforce 
                existing sanctions imposed by the United States against 
                Russia.
            (2) Section 241(a) of the Countering America's Adversaries 
        Through Sanctions Act requires the Secretary of the Treasury, 
        not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of such 
        Act, to submit to Congress a detailed report on senior foreign 
        political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation, 
        including the following:
                    (A) ``An identification of the most significant 
                senior foreign political figures and oligarchs in the 
                Russian Federation, as determined by their closeness to 
                the Russian regime and their net worth.''.
                    (B) ``An assessment of the relationship between 
                individuals identified under subparagraph (A) and 
                President Vladimir Putin or other members of the 
                Russian ruling elite.''.
                    (C) ``An identification of any indices of 
                corruption with respect to those individuals.''.
                    (D) ``The estimated net worth and known sources of 
                income of those individuals and their family members 
                (including spouses, children, parents, and siblings), 
                including assets, investments, other business 
                interests, and relevant beneficial ownership 
                information.''.
                    (E) ``An identification of the non-Russian business 
                affiliations of those individuals.''.
            (3) Section 241(a) of the Countering America's Adversaries 
        Through Sanctions Act further requires the Secretary of the 
        Treasury to submit to Congress a detailed report on Russian 
        parastatal entities, including an assessment of the following:
                    (A) ``The emergence of Russian parastatal entities 
                and their role in the economy of the Russian 
                Federation.''.
                    (B) ``The leadership structures and beneficial 
                ownership of those entities.''.
                    (C) ``The scope of the non-Russian business 
                affiliations of those entities.''.
            (4) On January 29, 2018, the Secretary of the Treasury 
        submitted to Congress the report required by section 241 of the 
        Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which 
        included the names of 114 senior foreign political figures and 
        96 oligarchs.
            (5) The list of the senior foreign political figures and 
        oligarchs in the report corresponds identically to lists on the 
        English-language websites of the Kremlin, the Government of the 
        Russian Federation, and the Russian edition of the Forbes 
        billionaires list.
            (6) The list omits any description of the relationship 
        between individuals identified in the report and indices of 
        corruption with respect to those individuals.

SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) sanctions serve as a deterrent only if the threat of 
        sanctions is credible;
            (2) the January 29, 2018, report submitted by the Secretary 
        of the Treasury to Congress under section 241 of the Countering 
        America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act--
                    (A) does not meet the intent of such section at the 
                time of passage;
                    (B) copies lists on the English-language websites 
                of the Kremlin, the Government of the Russian 
                Federation, and the Russian edition of the Forbes 
                billionaires list and fails to exemplify the due 
                diligence and rigorous forensic accounting expected by 
                Congress; and
                    (C) coupled with total silence by senior United 
                States Administration officials regarding the report, 
                sends the wrong signal to Russian President Putin and 
                his inner circle; and
            (3) the Administration needs to act with strength, to act 
        publicly, and to act forcefully to implement sanctions as 
        intended, including using the report submitted under section 
        241 of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions 
        Act as the basis to impose sanctions against senior foreign 
        political figures and oligarchs listed in such report.

SEC. 4. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON CERTAIN SENIOR FOREIGN POLITICAL 
              FIGURES AND OLIGARCHS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND 
              CERTAIN RUSSIAN PARASTATAL ENTITIES.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the President shall impose sanctions described 
in subsection (c)--
            (1) with respect to not less than five individuals who--
                    (A) are identified as senior foreign political 
                figures or oligarchs in the Russian Federation in the 
                report required by section 241(a)(1) of the Countering 
                America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and 
                submitted to Congress on January 29, 2018; and
                    (B) are not currently subject to sanctions imposed 
                by the United States; and
            (2) with respect to not less than five entities, including 
        any individuals associated with such entities, that--
                    (A) are identified as Russian parastatal entities 
                in the report required by section 241(a)(2) of the 
                Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act 
                and submitted to Congress on January 29, 2018; and
                    (B) are not currently subject to sanctions imposed 
                by the United States.
    (b) Criteria.--
            (1) Senior foreign political figures and oligarchs.--In 
        determining those individuals described in subsection (a)(1) 
        with respect to which sanctions described in subsection (c) are 
        to be imposed, the President shall take into account the extent 
        to which such individuals meet the criteria described in 
        subparagraphs (A) through (E) of section 241(a)(1) of the 
        Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
            (2) Parastatal entities.--In determining those entities and 
        individuals described in subsection (a)(2) with respect to 
        which sanctions described in subsection (c) are to be imposed, 
        the President shall take into account the extent to which such 
        entities and individuals meet the criteria described in 
        subparagraphs (A) through (C) of section 241(a)(2) of the 
        Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
    (c) Sanctions Described.--The sanctions described in this 
subsection are the following:
            (1) Asset blocking.--The exercise of all powers granted to 
        the President by the International Emergency Economic Powers 
        Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to the extent necessary to block 
        and prohibit all transactions in all property and interests in 
        property of a person determined by the President to be subject 
        to subsection (a) if such property and interests in property 
        are in the United States, come within the United States, or are 
        or come within the possession or control of a United States 
        person.
            (2) Exclusion from the united states and revocation of visa 
        or other documentation.--In the case of an alien determined by 
        the President to be subject to subsection (a) denial of a visa 
        to, and exclusion from the United States of, the alien, and 
        revocation in accordance with section 221(i) of the Immigration 
        and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1201(i)), of any visa or other 
        documentation of the alien.
    (d) Definition.--In subsection (c), the term ``United States 
person'' means--
            (1) a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted 
        for permanent residence to the United States; or
            (2) an entity organized under the laws of the United States 
        or of any jurisdiction within the United States, including a 
        foreign branch of such an entity.
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