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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 341

 To provide for congressional oversight of actions to waive, suspend, 
  reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
    sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

             February 8 (legislative day, February 6), 2017

Mr. Graham (for himself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. McCain, Mr. Brown, Mr. Rubio, 
and Mrs. McCaskill) introduced the following bill; which was read twice 
           and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for congressional oversight of actions to waive, suspend, 
  reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
    sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, 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 ``Russia Sanctions Review Act of 
2017''.

SEC. 2. CODIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13694.

    Executive Order 13694 (80 Fed. Reg. 18077; relating to blocking the 
property of certain persons engaging in significant malicious cyber-
enabled activities), as in effect on January 1, 2017, and any sanctions 
imposed pursuant to that Executive order, shall remain in effect.

SEC. 3. CODIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS IMPOSING SANCTIONS IN RELATION 
              TO THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE.

    (a) In General.--The Executive orders specified in subsection (b), 
and sanctions imposed pursuant to such Executive orders, shall remain 
in effect.
    (b) Executive Orders Specified.--The Executive orders specified in 
this subsection are the following:
            (1) Executive Order 13660 (79 Fed. Reg. 13493; relating to 
        blocking property of certain persons contributing to the 
        situation in Ukraine) (as in effect on January 1, 2017).
            (2) Executive Order 13661 (79 Fed. Reg. 15535; relating to 
        blocking property of additional persons contributing to the 
        situation in Ukraine) (as in effect on January 1, 2017).
            (3) Executive Order 13662 (79 Fed. Reg. 16169; relating to 
        blocking property of additional persons contributing to the 
        situation in Ukraine) (as in effect on January 1, 2017).
            (4) Executive Order 13685 (79 Fed. Reg. 77357; relating to 
        blocking property of certain persons and prohibiting certain 
        transactions with respect to the Crimea region of Ukraine) (as 
        in effect on January 1, 2017).

SEC. 4. CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF SANCTIONS IMPOSED WITH RESPECT TO 
              THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

    (a) Submission to Congress of Policy Changes to Sanctions on the 
Russian Federation.--Before taking any action to waive, suspend, 
reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, the President shall 
submit to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership a 
report that--
            (1) describes the proposed action; and
            (2) certifies that the Government of the Russian Federation 
        has ceased--
                    (A) ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, 
                supporting, or financing, significant acts intended to 
                undermine the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, 
                or territorial integrity of Ukraine, including through 
                an agreement between the appropriate parties; and
                    (B) cyberattacks against the United States 
                Government and United States persons.
    (b) Period for Review by Congress.--
            (1) In general.--During the 120-calendar day period 
        following submission by the President of a report under 
        subsection (a), the Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
        Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
        Representatives shall, as appropriate, hold hearings and 
        briefings and otherwise obtain information in order to fully 
        review the report and the certification required by subsection 
        (a)(2).
            (2) Limitation on actions during initial congressional 
        review period.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        during the period for congressional review provided for under 
        paragraph (1), the President may not waive, suspend, reduce, 
        provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
        sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.
            (3) Limitation on actions during presidential consideration 
        of a joint resolution of disapproval.--Notwithstanding any 
        other provision of law, if a joint resolution of disapproval 
        passes both Houses of Congress in accordance with subsection 
        (c), the President may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide 
        relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions 
        with respect to the Russian Federation, for a period of 12 
        calendar days following the date of passage of the joint 
        resolution of disapproval.
            (4) Limitation on actions during congressional 
        reconsideration of a joint resolution of disapproval.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a joint 
        resolution of disapproval passes both Houses of Congress in 
        accordance with subsection (c), and the President vetoes the 
        joint resolution, the President may not waive, suspend, reduce, 
        provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
        sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, for a period 
        of 10 calendar days following the date of the President's veto.
    (c) Joint Resolution of Disapproval.--
            (1) Joint resolution of disapproval defined.--In this 
        subsection, the term ``joint resolution of disapproval'' means 
        a joint resolution of either House of Congress the sole matter 
        after the resolving clause of which is as follows: ``That 
        Congress disapproves of the action proposed by the President in 
        the report submitted to Congress under section 4(a) of the 
        Russia Sanctions Review Act of 2017 on ____.'', with the blank 
        space being filled with the appropriate date.
            (2) Effect of enactment.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, the President may not take any action to 
        waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit 
        the application of sanctions with respect to the Russian 
        Federation, if a joint resolution of disapproval is enacted in 
        accordance with this subsection.
            (3) Introduction.--During the 120-calendar day period 
        provided for under subsection (b)(1), a joint resolution of 
        disapproval may be introduced--
                    (A) in the House of Representatives, by the 
                majority leader or the minority leader; and
                    (B) in the Senate, by the majority leader (or the 
                majority leader's designee) or the minority leader (or 
                the minority leader's designee).
            (4) Floor consideration in house of representatives.--
                    (A) Reporting and discharge.--If a committee of the 
                House of Representatives to which a joint resolution of 
                disapproval has been referred has not reported the 
                resolution within 10 legislative days after the date of 
                referral, that committee shall be discharged from 
                further consideration thereof.
                    (B) Proceeding to consideration.--Beginning on the 
                third legislative day after each committee to which a 
                joint resolution of disapproval has been referred 
                reports it to the House or has been discharged from 
                further consideration thereof, it shall be in order to 
                move to proceed to consider the resolution in the 
                House. All points of order against the motion are 
                waived. Such a motion shall not be in order after the 
                House has disposed of a motion to proceed on the 
                resolution. The previous question shall be considered 
                as ordered on the motion to its adoption without 
                intervening motion. The motion shall not be debatable. 
                A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion is 
                disposed of shall not be in order.
                    (C) Consideration.--The joint resolution of 
                disapproval shall be considered as read. All points of 
                order against the resolution and against its 
                consideration are waived. The previous question shall 
                be considered as ordered on the resolution to final 
                passage without intervening motion except two hours of 
                debate equally divided and controlled by the sponsor of 
                the resolution (or a designee) and an opponent. A 
                motion to reconsider the vote on passage of the 
                resolution shall not be in order.
            (5) Consideration in the senate.--
                    (A) Committee referral.--A joint resolution of 
                disapproval introduced in the Senate shall be referred 
                to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
                    (B) Reporting and discharge.--If the Committee on 
                Foreign Relations has not reported a joint resolution 
                of disapproval within 10 session days after the date of 
                referral of the resolution, that committee shall be 
                discharged from further consideration of the resolution 
                and the resolution shall be placed on the appropriate 
                calendar.
                    (C) Proceeding to consideration.--Notwithstanding 
                Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, it is in 
                order at any time after the Committee on Foreign 
                Relations reports the joint resolution of disapproval 
                to the Senate or has been discharged from its 
                consideration (even though a previous motion to the 
                same effect has been disagreed to) to move to proceed 
                to the consideration of the resolution, and all points 
                of order against the resolution (and against 
                consideration of the resolution) are waived. The motion 
                to proceed is not debatable. The motion is not subject 
                to a motion to postpone. A motion to reconsider the 
                vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to 
                shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to the 
                consideration of the resolution is agreed to, the 
                resolution shall remain the unfinished business until 
                disposed of.
                    (D) Debate.--Debate on the joint resolution of 
                disapproval, and on all debatable motions and appeals 
                in connection therewith, shall be limited to not more 
                than 10 hours, which shall be divided equally between 
                the majority and minority leaders or their designees. A 
                motion to further limit debate is in order and not 
                debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to postpone, or 
                a motion to proceed to the consideration of other 
                business, or a motion to recommit the resolution is not 
                in order.
                    (E) Vote on passage.--The vote on passage shall 
                occur immediately following the conclusion of the 
                debate on the joint resolution of disapproval and a 
                single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate, if 
                requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate.
                    (F) Rulings of the chair on procedure.--Appeals 
                from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
                application of the rules of the Senate, as the case may 
                be, to the procedure relating to the joint resolution 
                of disapproval shall be decided without debate.
                    (G) Consideration of veto messages.--Debate in the 
                Senate of any veto message with respect to the joint 
                resolution of disapproval, including all debatable 
                motions and appeals in connection with the resolution, 
                shall be limited to 10 hours, to be equally divided 
                between, and controlled by, the majority leader and the 
                minority leader or their designees.
            (6) Rules relating to senate and house of 
        representatives.--
                    (A) Coordination with action by other house.--If, 
                before the passage by one House of a joint resolution 
                of disapproval of that House, that House receives a 
                joint resolution of disapproval from the other House, 
                the following procedures shall apply:
                            (i) The joint resolution of disapproval of 
                        the other House shall not be referred to a 
                        committee.
                            (ii) With respect to the joint resolution 
                        of disapproval of the House receiving the joint 
                        resolution of disapproval from the other 
                        House--
                                    (I) the procedure in that House 
                                shall be the same as if no joint 
                                resolution of disapproval had been 
                                received from the other House; but
                                    (II) the vote on passage shall be 
                                on the joint resolution of disapproval 
                                of the other House.
                    (B) Treatment of a resolution of other house.--If 
                one House fails to introduce a joint resolution of 
                disapproval, the joint resolution of disapproval of the 
                other House shall be entitled to expedited floor 
                procedures under this subsection.
                    (C) Treatment of house resolution in senate.--If, 
                following passage of the joint resolution of 
                disapproval in the Senate, the Senate then receives a 
                joint resolution of disapproval from the House of 
                Representatives, the joint resolution of disapproval of 
                the House shall not be debatable.
                    (D) Application to revenue measures.--The 
                provisions of this paragraph shall not apply in the 
                House of Representatives to a joint resolution of 
                disapproval that is a revenue measure.
            (7) Rules of house of representatives and senate.--This 
        subsection is enacted by Congress--
                    (A) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the 
                Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, 
                and as such is deemed a part of the rules of each 
                House, respectively, but applicable only with respect 
                to the procedure to be followed in that House in the 
                case of a joint resolution of disapproval, and 
                supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is 
                inconsistent with such rules; and
                    (B) with full recognition of the constitutional 
                right of either House to change the rules (so far as 
                relating to the procedure of that House) at any time, 
                in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the 
                case of any other rule of that House.
    (d) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Appropriate congressional committees and leadership.--
        The term ``appropriate congressional committees and 
        leadership'' means--
                    (A) the Committee on Finance, the Committee on 
                Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Select 
                Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign 
                Relations, and the majority and minority leaders of the 
                Senate; and
                    (B) the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee 
                on Financial Services, the Permanent Select Committee 
                on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 
                the Speaker, the majority leader, and the minority 
                leader of the House of Representatives.
            (2) United states person.--The term ``United States 
        person'' means--
                    (A) a United States citizen or an alien lawfully 
                admitted for permanent residence to the United States; 
                or
                    (B) 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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