New Rubio bill would punish Russian meddling in future U.S. elections

The bill, if passed, codifies specific penalties for the Russians that must implemented within 10 days if the Director of National Intelligence determines that interference took place.

The penalties include “sanctions on major sectors of the Russian economy, including finance, energy, defense, and metals and mining” and blacklisting every senior Russian political figure or oligarch identified in the Russian sanctions bill that became law in 2017 over the initial objections of Trump.

The White House will also be required to work with the European Union to get its nations’ support for additional sanctions so any U.S.-led effort will have a larger impact.