Senator Daines, replying to a constituent in October, demonstrated his desire to capture "all reserves held in U.S. banks, which is an estimated nearly $40 billion."
Russia appears poised to initiate a major offensive soon, which could change the physical and political landscape of Eastern Europe. If Senator Daines were successful at passing this legislation, it is unknown how Russia would react. However, foreign policy experts warn this could provide Russia with an excuse to expand their actions against the United States, the West, and NATO in general. They also stress that America's position as the world's reserve currency would be jeopardized if we are no longer trusted to hold onto other nation's reserves. This is not America's conflict and we should not make it ours through our own actions, they warn.