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Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017

This bill directs the President to impose sanctions against: (1) Iran's ballistic missile or weapons of mass destruction programs, (2) the sale or transfer to Iran of military equipment or the provision of related technical or financial assistance, and (3) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated foreign persons.

The President may impose sanctions against persons responsible for violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against individuals in Iran.

The President may temporarily waive the imposition or continuation of sanctions under specified circumstances.

Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017

The President must submit for congressional review certain proposed actions to terminate or waive sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

Specified executive order sanctions against Russia shall remain in effect.

The President may waive specified cyber- and Ukraine-related sanctions.

The bill provides sanctions for activities concerning: (1) cyber security, (2) crude oil projects, (3) financial institutions, (4) corruption, (5) human rights abuses, (6) evasion of sanctions, (7) transactions with Russian defense or intelligence sectors, (8) export pipelines, (9) privatization of state-owned assets by government officials, and (10) arms transfers to Syria.

The Department of State shall work with the government of Ukraine to increase Ukraine's energy security.

The bill: (1) directs the Department of the Treasury to develop a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism, and (2) includes the Secretary of the Treasury on the National Security Council.

Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act

The bill modifies and increases the President's authority to impose sanctions on persons in violation of certain United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.

U.S. financial institutions shall not establish or maintain correspondent accounts used by foreign financial institutions to provide indirect financial services to North Korea.

A foreign government that provides to or receives from North Korea a defense article or service is prohibited from receiving certain types of U.S. foreign assistance.

The bill provides sanctions against: (1) North Korean cargo and shipping, (2) goods produced in whole or part by North Korean convict or forced labor, and (3) foreign persons that employ North Korean forced laborers.

The State Department shall submit a determination regarding whether North Korea meets the criteria for designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Policy Area

International Affairs

Legislative Terms

  • administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • africa
  • albania
  • alliances
  • arms control and nonproliferation
  • asia
  • bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • banking and financial institutions regulation
  • bosnia and herzegovina
  • business records
  • chemical and biological weapons
  • coal
  • computer security and identity theft
  • conflicts and wars
  • congressional oversight
  • corporate finance and management
  • criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • currency
  • customs enforcement
  • department of the treasury
  • detention of persons
  • diplomacy, foreign officials, americans abroad
  • elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • electric power generation and transmission
  • employment discrimination and employee rights
  • energy efficiency and conservation
  • energy storage, supplies, demand
  • europe
  • european union
  • executive office of the president
  • executive agency funding and structure
  • federal officials
  • financial services and investments
  • foreign aid and international relief
  • foreign and international banking
  • foreign and international corporations
  • foreign labor
  • foreign loans and debt
  • foreign property
  • fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • georgia (republic)
  • government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • government information and archives
  • human rights
  • human trafficking
  • intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • intergovernmental relations
  • international monetary system and foreign exchange
  • international organizations and cooperation
  • internet and video services
  • iran
  • iraq
  • judicial procedure and administration
  • kosovo
  • labor standards
  • legislative rules and procedure
  • licensing and registrations
  • macedonia
  • marine and inland water transportation
  • metals
  • middle east
  • military assistance, sales, and agreements
  • mining
  • moldova
  • navigation, waterways, harbors
  • news media and reporting
  • north korea
  • nuclear weapons
  • oil and gas
  • pipelines
  • presidents and presidential powers, vice presidents
  • public contracts and procurement
  • religion
  • rule of law and government transparency
  • russia
  • sanctions
  • securities
  • serbia
  • sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • subversive activities
  • syria
  • technology transfer and commercialization
  • television and film
  • terrorism
  • trade restrictions
  • u.s. and foreign investments
  • ukraine
  • united nations
  • visas and passports
  • war and emergency powers
  • yemen