Our Activities

USA*Engage undertakes a broad range of activities, including analysis of the likelihood of proposed sanctions achieving their stated objective, their likely unintended consequences and informing Members of Congress and the Executive Branch of shortcomings of sanctions proposals. USA*Engage member companies agree on positions and courses of action. The coalition testifies before Congressional committees and advocates to Congress and the Executive Branch in support of altering or rejecting proposed unilateral sanctions that are flawed. USA*Engage disseminates information about proposed sanctions to the general public, the business community, elected officials and the Executive Branch.

At the conclusion of each Congress, USA*Engage publishes a Congressional Report Card, which scores each Member of Congress on his or her voting record on key issues of international trade, unilateral sanctions and global engagement.

Each spring USA*Engage hosts an annual meeting to recognize leadership on U.S. engagement. Past honorees include Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Jim Moran (D-VA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Sens. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Mike Enzi (R-WY), then-Sens. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and former Reps. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Cal Dooley (D-CA).