Task Force Hosts Brown Bag Lunch Briefing on Terrorism Financing

Mar 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, March 3, the bipartisan Task Force on Anti-Terrorism & Proliferation Financing hosted its first “Brown Bag Lunch” briefing for the 115th Congress. At the briefing, CRS experts Liana Rosen, Carla Humud, Kenneth Katzman, and Dianne Rennack provided an overview of anti-terrorist financing, how it differs from anti-money laundering, how the United States has approached the issue since September 11th, 2001, and how it has changed since ISIS gained significant territorial control. The  “Brown Bag Lunch” briefing provided congressional staff and other interested parties with an overview of the issues surrounding terrorism financing, including sanctions, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and how ISIS finances its operations.