Updated DETER Act Introduced in the US Congress

8 April 2019
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Key takeaways:
  • On April 3, 2019, a new version of last year’s Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act” (“DETER”) was introduced into the U.S. Senate.
  • If the U.S. government confirms Russian government interference in a U.S. election, DETER would require sanctions on Russian energy, defense and intelligence sectors, financial institutions, politicians and “oligarchs” involved in the interference, and sovereign debt.
  • DETER requires the U.S. Government to provide to Congress an updated report on Russian “oligarchs”, senior political officials and parastatal entities, a report on the largest Russian state owned financial institutions and a report on the net worth of the Russian President and senior political officials.