The U.S. Treasury does not need guidance from Congress on the issue of sanctions
WASHINGTON, June 30. /TASS/. The U.S. Treasury Department does not need the instructions of Congress regarding the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions. This was stated on Thursday Minister Stephen Mnuchin at a briefing in the White house.
Thus he responded to a request of journalists to comment on in Congress a bill concerning restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.
“No matter what will host the Congress, I can assure you: the administration and the Treasury will sanction the maximum extent the law allows, — the Minister noted. — We do not need to Congress has pointed out, the introduction [of the sanctions]. We’re going to put in more effort [in the introduction of restrictions] will indicate whether they us it or not.”
Two weeks ago the Senate overwhelmingly approved a new package of tough sanctions against Russia under the pretext of its interference in the political process in the United States.
A set of measures, in particular, included the mandatory introduction of restrictions against certain persons for a predetermined period of time after the law enters into force and paragraph requiring the President subject to confirmation by the legislators of any mitigation or abolishment of the sanctions. However, the Senate decision was taken in derogation from constitutional norms.