On January 16, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) introduced S2313. It is pending in the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. It requires the Director of National Intelligence to determine whether any foreign government did any of these things: (1) obtain unauthorized access to election and campaign infrastructure; (2) block or degrade otherwise legitimate and authorized access to election and campaign infrastructure or related systems or data; (3) use social or traditional media to spread significant amounts of false information to individuals in the United States; (4) spend money for internet advertising about U.S. candidates.
The bill specifically mentions Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. It does not say those countries have done any of the actions, but it says if it is determined that they did, it outlines specific actions to be taken by the U.S. government in retaliation. Thanks to Election Administration Reports for this news.