Owens Co-Sponsors the DICTATOR Act

Mar 08, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the Direct Investigations on China, Take Action To Oppose Russia (DICTATOR) Act, bipartisan legislation to investigate whether the Chinese government and affiliated entities are assisting Vladimir Putin’s regime in evading U.S. sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The DICTATOR Act would require the Secretary of State and other officials to submit a report and brief Congress on the extent to which PRC and CCP-affiliated entities may have assisted the Russian Federation in evading sanctions, actions taken by the U.S. government in response, and our strategy to prevent further support from the PRC to Russia to evade sanctions.

“As Putin wages war on a sovereign Ukraine and slaughters innocent civilians, it’s clear that sanctions and deterrent measures have been insufficient at isolating the Kremlin,” said Rep. Owens. “The DICTATOR Act sends a clear message: Those who stand behind Russia’s power-hungry dictator will stand alone. I am proud to support this legislation to ensure Russia is unable to evade accountability.”

The bill’s full text is available here.


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