OREANDA-NEWS. The US Department of Defense budget, the main parameters of which are published on the website of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, does not contain a provision on sanctions against Russia's sovereign debt. The introduction was discussed in the summer, when the corresponding amendment appeared in the version of the defense budget approved by the House of Representatives.

Democrats Bradley Sherman and Maxine Waters were the first to include sanctions against the Russian national debt in the defense budget. Then senators Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen presented their version. The amendments prohibited operations with bonds issued by the Russian Central Bank, the National Wealth Fund, the Federal Treasury or affiliates and entities. Rubio and Van Hollen argued that their proposal should prevent Russia's interference in the next presidential election.

As a result, the document was discussed at a conciliation conference with representatives of both houses of Congress. In the final version, there was no provision on public debt. At the same time, no explanation was given as to why this paragraph was not included in the document.