Congress Should Make Financial Transparency a U.S. National Security Priority

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Jan. 28, 2019 (AP Photo by Evan Vucci).
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Jan. 28, 2019 (AP Photo by Evan Vucci).

Last month, a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced a bill designed to expand the range of coercive measures the United States can impose on Russia for its broad range of malign activity, from election interference to ongoing intervention in Ukraine. The updated version of the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, or DASKA, contains an array of new measures, including ones targeting the Russian energy and banking sectors. Among the most notable are congressional efforts to expand financial transparency, which would put the U.S. in a much better position not only to counter dirty Russian money flowing through the […]

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