Congressman French Hill: ‘Sanctions Against Russia Send a Powerful Message’

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-2) issued the following statement after the administration announced their plan to place sanctions on five entities and 19 individuals connected to the Russian cyber-attacks on the United States and our allies:

“Last month, I questioned Treasury Secretary Mnuchin during his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee about the timing of these sanctions, and I was told they would be executed in the coming months. I’m pleased to see Secretary Mnuchin and his department living up to his pledge by sanctioning Russian bad actors for meddling in the 2016 elections. These sanctions against Russia send a powerful message that America will not tolerate incursions into our democracy.”

These sanctions are pursuant to the Countering Our Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.