Summary

                            To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist Ukraine's democratic transition, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act or the STAND for Ukraine Act

 This bill states that it is U.S. policy to assist the government of Ukraine in
restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to reverse and
deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.

 The bill prohibits: (1) a federal agency from taking any action or extending
any assistance that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or
its territorial waters; and (2) the Government Publishing Office from printing
any document indicating Crimea as part of the Russian Federation (Russia).

 U.S. sanctions provided for in Executive Order 13685 (blocking property of
certain persons and prohibiting certain transactions with respect to the Crimea
region of Ukraine) shall remain in effect until the President certifies to
Congress that Ukraine's sovereignty over Crimea has been restored. 

 The Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability
of Ukraine Act of 2014 is amended to authorize the President to block and
prohibit a foreign person's transactions of property or property interests that
are U.S.-sited or controlled by a U.S. person if the foreign person has
knowingly: (1) violated Executive Orders 13685 or Executive Orders 13360 or
13661(blocking property of persons contributing to the situation in Ukraine), or
(2) facilitated deceptive or structured transactions for, or on behalf of, any
person subject to U.S. sanctions against Russia. 

 The President is authorized to impose similar sanctions against a foreign
person: (1) who is responsible for, or complicit in, the commission of serious
human rights abuses in any territory occupied or controlled by Russia; or (2)
has materially assisted, or provided financial, material, or technological
support for, such a person or is controlled by such a person.

 The President shall: (1) use U.S. influence to seek North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) adoption of a policy that opposes the transfer of defense
articles and services to Russia while Russia occupies the territory of Ukraine
or of a NATO member, and (2) direct appropriate U.S. agencies to monitor and
identify transfers by NATO members of defense articles and services that are
contrary to U.S policy. 

 The Department of State shall develop and implement a strategy to respond to
Russian-supported disinformation and propaganda efforts against persons in
countries bordering Russia.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.

    Feb 15th, 2017
  • Referred to House Ways and Means

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to House Judiciary

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to House Financial Services

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to House Foreign Affairs

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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.

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 2nd, 2017