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    News Сен 20, 2022 at 03:23
    [Pages H7895-H7898]
    From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []
                                  TRIFECTA ACT
      Mr. MALINOWSKI. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the 
    bill (H.R. 6846) to require a review of sanctions with respect to 
    Russian kleptocrats and human rights abusers, as amended.
      The Clerk read the title of the bill.
      The text of the bill is as follows:
                                   H.R. 6846
           Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
         the United States of America in Congress assembled,
           This Act may be cited as the ``Corruption, Overthrowing 
         Rule of Law, and Ruining Ukraine: Putin's Trifecta Act'' or 
         ``CORRUPT Act''.
           (a) Determination With Respect to Imposition of 
         Sanctions.--Not later than 30 days after the date of the 
         enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the 
         appropriate congressional committees a determination, 
         including a detailed justification, of whether any person 
         listed in subsection (b) meets the criteria for the 
         imposition of sanctions under provisions of law that 
         authorize the imposition of sanctions relating to corruption 
         or human rights violations.
           (b) Persons Listed.--The persons listed in this subsection, 
         which include Russian persons and current and former Russian 
         government officials, are the following:
           (1) Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich.
           (2) Konstantin Lvovich Ernst.
           (3) Victor Evdokimovich Gavrilov.
           (4) Dmitry Ivanov.
           (5) Pavel Vladimirovich Krasheninnikov.
           (6) Elena Evgenievna Morozova.
           (7) Mikhail Albertovich Murashko.
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           (8) Ella Alexandrovna Pamfilova.
           (9) Dmitry Nikolayevich Patrushev.
           (10) Denis Gennadievich Popov.
           (11) Margarita Simonovna Simonyan.
           (12) Vladimir Roudolfovitch Solovyev.
           (13) Andrey Yuryevich Vorobyev.
           (14) Igor Vladimirovich Yanchuk.
           (15) Victoria Valerievna Abramchenko.
           (16) Maxim Alekseevich Akimov.
           (17) Igor Olegovich Aleshin.
           (18) Sergey Vladimirovich Aleksandrovsky.
           (19) Anton Andreyevich Alikhanov.
           (20) Igor Alekseevich Altushkin.
           (21) Ekaterina Sergeevna Andreeva.
           (22) Dmitry Vasilievich Aristov.
           (23) Roman Evgenievich Artyukhin.
           (24) Zaur Asevovich Askenderov.
           (25) Pavel Alekseevich Astakhov.
           (26) Ludmila Valentinovna Babushkina.
           (27) Igor Vyacheslavovich Barinov.
           (28) Victor Fedorovich Basargin.
           (29) Marat Alimzhanovich Basharov.
           (30) Nikolay Viktorovich Baskov.
           (31) Andrey Removich Belousov.
           (32) Yuri Ivanovich Borisov.
           (33) Larisa Igorevna Brycheva.
           (34) Igor Yurievich Bryntsalov.
           (35) Petr Pavlovich Biryukov.
           (36) Yury Alexandrovich Burlachko.
           (37) Igor Yurievich Chaika.
           (38) Alexey Olegovich Chekunkov.
           (39) Elena Evgenievna Chernyakova.
           (40) Yulia Dmitrievna Chicherina.
           (41) Yuri Anatolyevich Chikhanchin.
           (42) Artur Nikolaevich Chilingarov.
           (43) Vladimir Viktorovich Chistyukhin.
           (44) Sergey Alekseevich Dankvert.
           (45) Adam Sultanovich Delimkhanov.
           (46) Evgeny Ivanovich Ditrikh.
           (47) Zarina Valeryevna Doguzova.
           (48) Alexey Alexandrovich Druzhinin.
           (49) Dmitry Petrovich Dyuzhev.
           (50) Daniil Vyacheslavovich Egorov.
           (51) Ilya Vladimirovich Eliseev.
           (52) Alexander Vladimirovich Emelianenko.
           (53) Marina Valentinovna Entaltseva.
           (54) Ksenia Valentinovna Yudaeva
           (55) Valery Alexandrovich Fadeev.
           (56) Valery Nikolaevich Falkov.
           (57) Valery Valerievich Fedorov.
           (58) Aram Ashotovich Gabrelyanov.
           (59) Oleg Mikhailovich Gazmanov.
           (60) Valery Abisalovich Gergiev.
           (61) Dmitry Yurievich Gogin.
           (62) Tatiana Alexeyevna Golikova.
           (63) Olga Yurievna Golodets.
           (64) Vasily Yuryevich Golubev.
           (65) Alexander Nikolaevich Gorbenko.
           (66) Dmitry Vladimirovich Gorelov.
           (67) Viktor Petrovich Goremykin.
           (68) Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev.
           (69) Oleg Vladimirovich Ilyinikh.
           (70) Yury Olegovich Isaev.
           (71) Alexander Valentinovich Ishchenko.
           (72) Mikhail Yuryevich Ivankov.
           (73) Alexander Sergeevich Kalinin.
           (74) Natalya Ivanovna Kasperskaya.
           (75) Evgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky.
           (76) Sergey Alexandrovich Karaganov.
           (77) Alexander Gennadievich Khloponin.
           (78) Viktor Borisovich Khristenko.
           (79) Eduard Yuryevich Khudainatov.
           (80) Andrey Stepanovich Kigim.
           (81) Sergey Georgievich Kireev.
           (82) Dmitry Mikhailovich Kirillov.
           (83) Philip Bedrosovich Kirkorov.
           (84) Vladislav Nikolaevich Kitaev.
           (85) German Sergeevich Klimenko.
           (86) Franz Adamovich Klintsevich.
           (87) Anton Anatolyevich Kobyakov.
           (88) Dmitry Viktorovich Kochnev.
           (89) Victor Anatolievich Koksharov.
           (90) Petr Viktorovich Kolbin.
           (91) Ekaterina Vladimirovna Kolokoltseva.
           (92) Alexander Sergeevich Kolpakov.
           (93) Veniamin Ivanovich Kondratyev.
           (94) Aleksandr Vladimirovich Konovalov.
           (95) Alexander Nikolaevich Konovalov.
           (96) Boris Nikolaevich Korobets.
           (97) Anton Olegovich Kotykov.
           (98) Alexander Alexandrovich Kozlov.
           (99) Sergey Sergeevich Kravtsov.
           (100) Svetlana Aleksandrovna Krivonogih.
           (101) Nikolai Mikhailovich Kropachev.
           (102) Alexey Leonidovich Kudrin.
           (103) Andrey Vasilievich Lavrishchev.
           (104) Alexander Vladimirovich Lazarev.
           (105) Artemy Andreyevich Lebedev.
           (106) Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev.
           (107) Igor Evgenievich Levitin.
           (108) Alexandra Yuryevna Levitskaya.
           (109) Alexey Evgenievich Likhachev.
           (110) Maxim Stanislavovich Liksutov.
           (111) Andrei Yurievich Lipov.
           (112) Olga Borisovna Lyubimova.
           (113) Magomedsalam Magomedalievich Magomedov.
           (114) Iskander Kakhramonovich Makhmudov.
           (115) Pavel Viktorovich Malkov.
           (116) Ziyad Manasir.
           (117) Denis Valentinovich Manturov.
           (118) Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov.
           (119) Oleg Vasilievich Matytsin.
           (120) Vladimir Rostislavovich Medinsky.
           (121) Sergey Alimovich Melikov.
           (122) Andrey Nikolaevich Metelsky.
           (123) Nikita Sergeevich Mikhalkov.
           (124) Garry Vladimirovich Minkh.
           (125) Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov.
           (126) Dmitry Yuryevich Mironov.
           (127) Yekatrina Mikhailovna Mizulina.
           (128) Artur Alekseevich Muravyov.
           (129) Anzor Akhmedovich Muzaev.
           (130) Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina.
           (131) Alexander Vasilievich Neudko.
           (132) Alexander Valentinovich Novak.
           (133) Roman Vitalyevich Novikov.
           (134) Ivan Ivanovich Okhlobystin.
           (135) Vladimir Evgenevich Ostrovenko.
           (136) Ella Alexandrovna Pamfilova.
           (137) Evgeny Ignatievich Petrov.
           (138) Andrey Andreevich Pisarev.
           (139) Oleg Anatolyevich Plokhoi.
           (140) Nikolay Radievich Podguzov.
           (141) Alexey Petrovich Polikashin.
           (142) Georgy Sergeyevich Poltavchenko.
           (143) Yana Evgenyevna Poplavskaya.
           (144) Denis Gennadievich Popov.
           (145) Anna Yuryevna Popova.
           (146) Mikhail Evgenievich Porechenkov.
           (147) Kristina Andreevna Potupchik.
           (148) Alexander Valerievich Potapov.
           (149) Iosif Igorevich Prigozhin.
           (150) Evgeny Alexandrovich Primakov.
           (151) Svetlana Gennadievna Radionova.
           (152) Anastasia Vladimirovna Rakova.
           (153) Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Rastorguev.
           (154) Ksenia Denisovna Razuvaeva.
           (155) Alexey Evgenievich Repik.
           (156) Maxim Valeryevich Rumyantsev.
           (157) Konstantin Igorevich Rykov.
           (158) Dmitry Vadimovich Sablin.
           (159) Victor Antonovich Sadovnichy.
           (160) Alla Vladimirovna Samoilova.
           (161) Vladimir Viktorovich Selin.
           (162) Natalya Alexeevna Sergunina.
           (163) Maksut Igorevich Shadaev.
           (164) Anton Pavlovich Shalaev.
           (165) Alexey Valerievich Shaposhnikov.
           (166) Maxim Alekseevich Shaskolsky.
           (167) Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov.
           (168) Ilya Vasilievich Shestakov.
           (169) Inna Konstantinovna Shevchenko.
           (170) Mikhail Viktorovich Shmakov.
           (171) Nikolay Grigoryevich Shulginov.
           (172) Igor Anatolyevich Shumakov.
           (173) Olga Nikolaevna Skorobogatova.
           (174) Konstantin Evgenyevich Skrypnyk.
           (175) Oleg Aleksandrovich Skufinsky.
           (176) Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skvortsov.
           (177) Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova.
           (178) Ivan Vasilyevich Sovetnikov.
           (179) Dmitry Albertovich Tayursky.
           (180) Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova.
           (181) Valery Vladimirovich Tikhonov.
           (182) Boris Yurievich Titov.
           (183) Konstantin Borisovich Tolkachev.
           (184) Vladimir Ilyich Tolstoy.
           (185) Igor Vasilyevich Tonkovidov.
           (186) Alexander Vyacheslavovich Trembitsky.
           (187) Nikolai Nikolaevich Tsukanov.
           (188) Dmitry Vladislavovich Tulin.
           (189) Alexander Evgenyevich Udodov.
           (190) Yury Viktorovich Ushakov.
           (191) Ruben Karlenovich Vardanyan.
           (192) Irina Alexandrovna Viner-Usmanova.
           (193) Vadim Vladimirovich Yakovenko.
           (194) Igor Khanukovich Yusufov.
           (195) Valery Dmitrievich Zorkin.
           (196) Roman Viktorovich Zolotov.
           (197) Yuri Sergeevich Zubov.
           (198) Viktor Alexeevich Zubkov.
           (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
         section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
           (1) the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on 
         Financial Services of the House of Representatives; and
           (2) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on 
         Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.
      The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from New 
    Jersey (Mr. Malinowski) and the gentlewoman from Missouri (Mrs. Wagner) 
    each will control 20 minutes.
      The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New Jersey.
                                 General Leave
      Mr. MALINOWSKI. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
    have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and 
    include extraneous material on H.R. 6846, as amended.
      The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
    gentleman from New Jersey?
      There was no objection.
      Mr. MALINOWSKI. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
      Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 6846, the Corruption, 
    Overthrowing Rule of Law, and Ruining Ukraine: Putin's Trifecta Act, or 
    better known as the CORRUPT Act. You can imagine we worked hard on that 
      I first thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for the 
    bipartisan effort. Representatives Curtis, Kinzinger, Salazar, 
    Fitzpatrick, and Joe Wilson, on the Republican side, led this bill with 
    me when Putin's invasion kicked off.
      And despite what the news often says, behind the curtains I have seen 
    tremendous bipartisan unity over the last 6 months to ensure that 
    Ukraine's brave people have all of the military hardware and economic 
    support that they need.
      I will start by reminding us why we are advancing the CORRUPT Act 
    today. We are passing this bill today because of the death and 
    destruction in Ukraine.
      Right here, you see a picture from the village of Bucha. When Bucha 
    was liberated, Ukrainians found mass graves with hundreds, including 
    many civilians with hands tied behind their
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    backs. The Associated Press says more than 1,300 bodies have been found 
    in just this one location. And sadly, as the Ukrainian military 
    advances and retakes more of its sovereign territory from the Russian 
    invaders, more such evidence of massacres is coming to light.
      We are here because this is a moral outrage, because this is evil. We 
    are also here because we understand that the people of Ukraine are not 
    just fighting for their country; they are fighting for ours. They are 
    not just fighting for their freedom and security; they are fighting for 
      They are fighting for the idea that in the 21st century, no country 
    can change borders with tanks. No leader can seek power through murder. 
    These are principles that protect everybody in the world, including the 
    people of the United States.
      And with this bill, we are sending another clear bipartisan signal 
    that Congress supports President Biden's unprecedented sanctions 
    against Putin's regime; and that we will continue to push for targeted 
    sanctions against key enablers of Putin's repression until Ukraine is 
      Now, we have before us a list of nearly 200 key cronies of Putin. 
    Identified by brave Russian democracy activists, these are the people 
    who keep Putin in power and continue to fuel the war in Ukraine. They 
    must not continue to profit from investments, accounts, condos, 
    properties, planes, yachts held in the West.
      But I also want to use this opportunity to make an important point; 
    that Putin's senseless invasion started with his cruel repression 
    inside Russia. The first victims of Putin were in Russia, brave 
    Russians who stood up for democracy and freedom in their country.
      Right here, you see a picture of a dear friend of mine, Vladimir 
    Kara-Murza, a brave Russian hero. Putin tried to poison him twice, and 
    he survived, miraculously. Putin now holds him in Russia's new gulags. 
    Why? Because he openly calls for democracy and freedom in Russia.
      So you don't get to the war crimes in Bucha without this. So this is 
    why the U.S. Congress is going to continue pushing for targeted 
    sanctions against those corrupt cronies of Putin propping up his 
    repression and fueling the horrific war in Ukraine; because it is the 
    same people responsible for both of these crimes; because we believe it 
    is what is best for the Ukrainian people and the Russian people and for 
    the United States.
      I would like to use Vladimir Kara-Murza's own words to make that 
    point. He said that the Magnitsky Act, the bill that we passed years 
    ago to facilitate the sanctions against corrupt and repressive cronies 
    of the Putin regime:
           The Magnitsky Act is the most pro-Russian law ever to have 
         been passed by a foreign parliament. Nothing can send a chill 
         down the backs of Putin's autocratic enablers like the 
         realization that not even the Kremlin, with all of its 
         patronage, all of its oil money, will be able to guarantee 
         their ill-gotten gains.
      Finally, as we continue to freeze the assets of corrupt Russian 
    officials and leaders, we must also face the fact that many of their 
    condominiums, and villas, and investment accounts, and trusts remain 
    hidden right here in the United States because of loopholes in our own 
      So I am going to continue to push with the same congressional leaders 
    who have supported the CORRUPT Act, the bill we are passing today, 
    Representatives Maria Salazar,   Joe Wilson,   Steve Cohen, Abigail 
    Spanberger, Richard Hudson, to include the House-passed ENABLERS Act in 
    this year's NDAA, the national defense bill.
      It will make sure that Putin's cronies, the ones who we are 
    sanctioning today in the CORRUPT Act, as well as Venezuelan 
    kleptocrats, and Chinese Communist Party officials repressing their 
    people, that these dictators and their enablers can no longer hide 
    their money and earn interest here in New Jersey, in Florida, and 
    across America.
      Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
      Mrs. WAGNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
      Mr. Speaker I rise in support of this bill. Without question, the 
    horrific and illegal war Russia is waging against the people of Ukraine 
    is Putin's war.
      But Putin's regime and, by extension, his barbaric behavior in 
    Ukraine, are shamelessly supported by too many Russian military 
    officials, lawmakers, oligarchs, and propagandists who have yet to face 
    U.S. sanctions.
      These enablers and supporters of Putin's unprovoked war of aggression 
    should not be able to set foot in the United States of America. They 
    should not be able to enjoy their ill-gotten wealth here. They should 
    not be able to buy expensive homes here, and they should not be able to 
    send their children to school here.
      Failing to act would be a great disservice to the victims of Putin's 
    depravity, not just in Ukraine, but those in Russia as well who have 
    suffered from the Kremlin's domestic crackdown.
      At the outset of the full-scale invasion, Putin signed a ludicrous 
    law mandating sentences of up to 15 years for telling the truth about 
    his war in Ukraine. In Russia, calling it a war and not a special 
    operation is illegal.
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      Questioning the wisdom of his unjustifiable war is illegal. Those 
    still brave enough to speak out these truths, including Vladimir Kara-
    Murza, now sit behind bars in Russia as political prisoners.
      This bill calls on the administration to make a sanctions 
    determination for nearly 200 Russians linked to the regime's pervasive 
    corruption and human rights violations. These names were compiled by a 
    team of investigators organized by now-jailed Russian opposition 
    politician and anticorruption crusader Aleksei Navalny for not only 
    their part in Putin's kleptocracy but also for supporting the Kremlin's 
    war against Ukraine.
      I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this bill to send a 
    strong signal to Putin's regime and all his cronies that they will be 
    held accountable for backing the regime's crimes at home and abroad.
      Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
      Mr. MALINOWSKI. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
      Mrs. WAGNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume 
    for closing.
      Mr. Speaker, in the months leading up to February 24, many of us 
    called for the Biden administration to impose severe sanctions before--
    let me underscore ``before''--Russian troops amassing on Ukraine's 
    border invaded. These sanctions, we argued, would make crystal clear to 
    Putin and his cronies that they would be held accountable for launching 
    this renewed invasion.
      Unfortunately, the administration chose not to heed this warning, 
    sacrificing a final opportunity to deter the war raging today.
      While the administration has since worked with allies and partners to 
    cut off funding to Putin's war machine, it cannot rest in its efforts 
    to target all those in Russia complicit in the Kremlin's crimes at home 
    and abroad. Thus, I urge all my colleagues to support this bill to 
    ensure Putin's enablers face real consequences.
      Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
      Mr. MALINOWSKI. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time 
    for the purpose of closing.
      Mr. Speaker, H.R. 6846, with this bill, the CORRUPT Act, we stand in 
    bipartisan solidarity with the Ukrainian people and with the many 
    people in Russia who oppose this war, who believe that Putin's regime 
    is as destructive to their country as it is to the rest of the world.
      We are saying, with passing this bill, that the United States is 
    absolutely committed to tracking down the dirty money that props up 
    Putin's repression, his brutal criminal war in Ukraine. Hopefully, as 
    we scour the world to seize the yachts and the property and the bank 
    accounts of these people, we will be able to put the proceeds of that 
    wealth to good use to help rebuild the country that Putin is 
      Mr. Speaker, I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting the 
    bill, and I yield back the balance of my time.
      The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the 
    gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Malinowski) that the House suspend the 
    rules and pass the bill, H.R. 6846, as amended.
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      The question was taken.
      The SPEAKER pro tempore. In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds 
    being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.
      Mr. ROSENDALE. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
      The yeas and nays were ordered.
      The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further 
    proceedings on this motion will be postponed.