The Republican Study Committee, introduced a new bill which would impose real costs on Vladimir Putin’s increasing aggression and call out the Biden administration’s Real Russia Collusion.
The Washington post published the document that proposes to keep records of the possessions of Putin, his family and his alleged mistress Alina Kabaeva.
"Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the estimated net worth and known sources of income of Vladimir Putin and his family members, as well as of Alina Kabaeva, including assets, investments, other business interests, and relevant beneficial ownership information," the document notes.
In addition, it is proposed to introduce a number of sanctions under the Magnitsky Act against all members of the Russian government and the heads of the country's law enforcement agencies. At the same time, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov appear among other major politicians on the list.
There are also ex-Russian officials on the list. For example, the former Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika and the former head of the Ministry of Justice Pavel Krasheninnikov.
In addition, the list includes dozens of lesser Russian officials involved in the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It includes Elena Morozova, judge of the Khimki District Court, who placed the oppositionist under arrest for 30 days when he had just returned to Russia from Germany.
The project also mentions several high-ranking businessmen: Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov, Oleg Deripaska.
The Republicans also expressed the opinion that certain pro-government propagandists should also be subject to sanctions. In addition, the project refers, in particular, to the general director of Channel One Konstantin Ernst, TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov, and editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan.
This project is intended to push the team of US President Joe Biden to tighten sanctions against Putin and the Russian Federation before the alleged invasion of Ukraine, and not after.