FACT SHEET: DASKA targets U.S. companies, not the Kremlin

DASKA: The Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) is a Russia sanctions bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It attempts to punish Russia for election interference and other bad behavior. Yet DASKA actually cracks down on the hundreds of U.S. companies that do business in Russia.

This crack down will also impact thousands of U.S. small business suppliers to key industries, like aerospace, agri-business, consumer goods and energy. These small and mid-size businesses are the heart and soul of many communities whose presence and jobs are critical to the vibrancy and health of local markets.

DASKA inadvertently harms U.S. companies instead of Russia. Congress must ACT NOW to fix DASKA so it punishes Putin, not U.S. businesses.

Unfortunately, despite good intentions, the legislation would cause serious unintended consequences for U.S. businesses. Some proponents have … Read More