House Bill 6968
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act
Became Law
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Became Law
Became Public Law 117-109 on Apr 8, 2022
Overview
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Introduced
Mar 8, 2022
Latest Action
Apr 8, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6968
Congress
117
Policy Area
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Primary focus of measure is competitiveness, trade barriers and adjustment assistance; foreign loans and international monetary system; international banking; trade agreements and negotiations; customs enforcement, tariffs, and trade restrictions; foreign investment. Measures concerning border enforcement may fall under Immigration policy area.
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House Votes (4)
Senate Votes (2)
Passed
April 7, 2022
Type
Vote On House Agreeing To The Senate Action
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Summary

Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

This bill prohibits the importation of energy products from Russia. It also permanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights, and it revises the President's authority to impose these sanctions.

The bill generally prohibits the importation of Russian products that are classified under chapter 27 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (which includes mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation, bituminous substances, and mineral waxes), with an exception for prior contracts or agreements.

The President may waive this prohibition for national interest reasons, subject to congressional approval.

The bill directs the U.S. Trade Representative to take certain actions, including to consider steps to suspend Russia's participation in the World Trade Organization.

Additionally, the bill statutorily authorizes broader coverage of current visa- and property-blocking sanctions for human rights violations to cover persons involved in serious human rights abuses. (Current law imposes these sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, a higher standard.)

The bill authorizes the President to impose sanctions on any foreign person who (1) is responsible for serious human rights abuse, (2) is a current or former government official who is responsible for or complicit in corruption, (3) is or has been a leader or official of an entity that has engaged in any of these activities, (4) has provided support for any of these activities, or (5) is owned or controlled by a person subject to these sanctions.

Amendments (3)
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Public Record
Record Created
Mar 9, 2022 11:42:14 AM
Record Updated
Jun 30, 2022 2:15:19 PM