Effective Coronavirus Response Demands an End to Financial Secrecy

Corruption thrives in crisis. As the nation rushes to stop the bleeding of the COVID-19 pandemic, new opportunities arise for bad actors—common criminals, corrupt officials, U.S. adversaries, and authoritarian regimes—to exploit gaps in the U.S. financial system for their own gain. Congress must spend the coming weeks not only readying the next economic response to COVID-19 but also tackling the long-standing vulnerability of U.S. financial secrecy, to keep the trajectory of the national and global recovery on course.

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