Donald Trump has signed the US Federal Budget Act – HR 133, which includes the signing of the “Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act”. In accordance with it, the powers of the US President are expanded until the introduction of new sanctions in connection with the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere wrote about this in his twitter:
🚨🚨🚨President @realDonaldTrump has signed H.R. 133, an Act making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, providing coronavirus emergency response and relief, and for other purposes.
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) December 28, 2020
Earlier, on December 21, the Act was approved by the US Senate.
The adopted “Act on Democracy for Belarus” contains the following provisions:
Demands from the United States a strategy to promote broadcasting, Internet freedom and access to information;
provides support to the Belarusian media and representatives of the IT sector.