USA*ENGAGE Criticizes Tabling of Lugar Amendment

Wednesday, 15 July 1998

"With few exceptions, most senators seem to recognize the need to reform a process that is responsible for the proliferation of U.S. unilateral sanctions," Kittredge continued. "We also recognize that many of the votes to table the Lugar amendment were cast in deference to the newly appointed 18-member Senate Sanctions Task Force."

The Sanctions Reform Act (S.1413) has previously received the endorsement of the Clinton Administration, and has been cosponsored by a bipartisan list of 36 senators.

"With over two-thirds of the world's population now threatened by U.S. unilateral sanctions, this legislation is long overdue. We look forward to working with the Task Force and revisiting the issue when it completes its work in early September," Kittredge concluded.

USA*ENGAGE is a coalition of 676 small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad. For more information on USA*ENGAGE and the harmful effects of unilateral trade sanctions, visit the USA*ENGAGE web site at


Contact: Eric Thomas 202/822-9491

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