This bill — known as the Protect American Democracy Act — would require the Secretary of State to compile a public list of foreign persons and entities who illegally interfered in federal elections since January 1, 2015 and freeze whatever financial assets they have in the U.S. In addition to financial sanctions, foreign individuals who find themselves on the list would be ineligible for visas to travel to the U.S., and current visas would be revoked. The Secretary would be able to waive these sanctions in individual cases if doing so is necessary to comply with international obligations (like hosting the UN), or if it helps U.S. national security.
It would also require that such a report be provided to Congress after each federal election summarizing any foreign interference. The initial report would be due within 120 days of this bill’s enactment.