About the bill
Should Russia be sanctioned and punished further if they attempt to interfere in U.S. elections?
Russia will likely attempt to interfere with November’s midterm elections, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both warn.
Despite President Trump’s wavering and incoherence, the CIA, FBI, and NSA all agree that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Yet in a July press conference, Trump appeared to accept Vladimir Putin’s denials of election interference, over the unanimous findings of interference by U.S. intelligence agencies.
What the bill does
The Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act would establish new sanctions on Russia if they interfere in the midterm election. [S. 2313 + H.R. 4884]
It would require the director of …
Sponsor and status
Chris Van Hollen
Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018
Length: 20 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 16, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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17 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Ros-Lehtinen and Schneider Introduce Bill to Hold Putin, Others Accountable for Election Meddling”
— Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] on Jan 26, 2018
“Schneider and Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bill to Hold Putin, Others Accountable for Election Meddling”
— Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] on Jan 26, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
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Apr 8, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1060 (116th).
S. 2313 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2313. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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