The FACT Coalition applauds today’s announcement by Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the President, of the Biden Administration’s “full support” for the ENABLERS Act. The ENABLERS Act would close dangerous loopholes in the U.S. anti-money laundering framework.
The bipartisan ENABLERS Act continues to gain steam heading into conference as an amendment to the annual must-pass defense bill, providing lawmakers with a historic opportunity to end the complicity of U.S. professionals in the laundering of illicit funds by kleptocrats and criminals the world over.
As world leaders gather this week in New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an epidemic of offshore wealth looms large over efforts to safeguard a turbulent post-pandemic world. Faced with myriad unpredictable crises, ranging from historic floods and droughts to widespread food scarcity and brewing recessionary fears, governments around the world are facing a need to raise revenues to stave off disasters and have a chance to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved as part of the must-pass defense spending bill the “ENABLERS” Act. The Act requires certain professional service providers that are best positioned to act as “gatekeepers” to the U.S. financial system to adopt common sense anti-money laundering procedures that can help detect, flag, and prevent the laundering of corrupt and other criminal funds into the United States.