The U.S. Senate may consider the draft of sanctions against Russia in October
The U.S. Senate may consider a bill on new sanctions against Russia in October, told reporters the Republican majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell. According to him, in September, the Republicans in the Senate to consider his plan.
“The Senate is already quite loaded. I am personally very interested in this law and hope we can come to an agreement”, — quotes “RIA Novosti” an excerpt from the statement of Mr McConnell.
He said that the chances of “squeeze” the bill in the schedule of the Senate in the next month “very small”. “But we still have time this year,” said Mitch McConnell. According to him, the priority of this bill on the agenda for the October high.
Recall now the consideration in the Senate waiting for the bill, Republican Lindsey Graham and his colleagues, entitled “an Act to protect American security from the aggression of the Kremlin in 2018”. It requires a lock dollar payments of Russian banks, a ban on transactions of U.S. residents with a new Russian public debt, the establishment of a national center to combat Russian threat, asset search of Vladimir Putin and the possible recognition of Russia as “state sponsor of terrorism.”
In addition, in January, senators Marco Rubio and Chris van HOLLEN introduced the Senate bill “Protect elections from threats by designating red lines” (DETER). It was designed in case of Moscow’s interference in the electoral processes in the United States — primarily in the November Congressional elections. The authors DETER going to obligate the White house to block funds of the largest Russian banks and energy companies, as well as to expand sanctions against sovereign debt and derivatives in Russia.