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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

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 - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill 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)

01/11/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

04/27/2017 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-55.
Action By: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
01/11/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Action By: Senate

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Foreign Relations01/11/2017 Referred to
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs04/27/2017 Hearings by

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Subjects (51)

  • Alliances
  • Asia
  • Aviation and airports
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Belarus
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Conflicts and wars
  • Congressional oversight
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Europe
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Foreign loans and debt
  • Foreign property
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Georgia (Republic)
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government trust funds
  • Human rights
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • International exchange and broadcasting
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • Internet and video services
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and inland water transportation
  • Middle East
  • Military assistance, sales, and agreements
  • Military operations and strategy
  • News media and reporting
  • Nuclear power
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Rule of law and government transparency
  • Russia
  • Sanctions
  • Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • Syria
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Television and film
  • Trade restrictions
  • U.S. and foreign investments
  • Ukraine
  • Visas and passports
  • War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity

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Introduced in Senate (01/11/2017)

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.