Title: Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act
Vote to pass a bill that suspends energy imports from Russia.
Prohibits all energy products of the Russian Federation from importation into the United States 45 days after the enactment of this act (Sec. 2).
Authorizes the President to waive the aforementioned prohibition and allow certain products to be imported so long as a written contract is entered into and agreed upon by Congress before the enactment date of this act (Sec. 2).
Specifies that the United States Trade Representatives shall use the voice and influence of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to do the following, including (Sec. 3):
Condemn the recent aggression in Ukraine;
Encourage other WTO members to suspend concessions to the Russian federation; and
Consider further steps with the view to suspend the Russian Federation’s participation in the WTO.
Authorizes the President to impose sanctions on any foreign individual that the President determines is (Sec. 4):
Responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse;
A current or former government official acting for or on behalf of an official who is directly or indirectly engaged in corruption, including:
Misappropriation of state assets:
Expropriation of private assets for personal gain:
Corruption related to government contracts:
The transfer or facilitation of proceeds of corruption.