Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2019 (HR 1493, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
Date of Last Action
Apr 8 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Mar 4 2019
Publication Date
Apr 11 2019
Date Made Public
Mar 4 2019

SciPol Summary

Citing numerous instances of cyber threat activity and warnings, this bill grants authorities and responsibilities to the President (per authorities provided under sections 203 and 205 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702 and 1704)) requiring the identification of foreign cyber threat actors and their supporters to Congress as well as the imposition of sanctions on the designees. Specifically, following the President's transmission of designated cyber threat actors, and their assistants, to Congress, designees are to receive one or more sanctions as defined by this bill (e.g., export controls, limitation of assistance, prohibition on transfers of property or finances) as well as travel sanctions, where applicable. Under this bill, the President is also authorized to omit these requirements in part or full if they conflict with National security interests or requirements under international law and/or treaties. The President also have the authority to lift any imposed sanctions if the President finds the designees no longer complicit in cyber threat activities.

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